2017 November 18
Friday, the Moon Smiled
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Friday, an old Moon smiled for early morning risers.
Its waning sunlit crescent is captured in this atmospheric
scene from clear skies near Bursa, Turkey,
In the subtle twilight hues nearby celestial lights
are Jupiter (top) and Venus shining close to the eastern horizon.
But today, Saturday,
the Moon will be new and
early next week its
waxing crescent will follow the setting Sun as it sinks in the west.
Then, a young Moon's smile will join Saturn and Mercury in
early evening skies.