2020, February 27: Crescent Moon and Venus

Crescent Moon and Venus, February 27
2020, February 27: The moon and creescent moon appear together.

Venus and the crescent moon (4.4 days past the New Moon phase, 16% illuminated) are in a classic artist’s scene. Brilliant Venus is 6.7° to the right of the lunar crescent.

Notice that the night portion of the moon is gently illuminated by sunlight that is reflected from our planet – earthshine.

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