Friday, March 23, 2007

Very Young Moon setting in Texas

This view came as a surprise driving en route to El Paso to conclude my trip to New Mexico. It is barely 24 hours old, but I'm not sure exactly (it was taken around 8:30 p.m. local time on 3/19/07). I'm not sure if I ever saw a moon this new (thanks to good seeing and a very low horizon - yes, that IS the horizon below the clouds!), and if I have, it is surely the newest moon I've photographed. Complete with the ground, evocative earthshine, sky colors and clouds I think it makes a simple yet stunning image.