Young Crescent Moon | Joe Stieber

Joe Stieber
Location of photo
Maple Shade, NJ
Date/Time of photo
January 12, 2013, 5:45 pm EST
Canon 40D digital SLR camera with Canon 70 to 200 mm f/2.8L zoom lens (set to 200 mm focal length) on a fixed tripod. Exposed 2 seconds at F/5.6, ISO 800.
This is a view of the young crescent moon with earthsshine, just 27 hours 01 minute old and 1.8% illuminated. It was taken 49 minutes after local sunset when the moon was about 6 degrees altitude. Although most of the sky was overcast at the time, luckily it was relatively clear along the western horizon.