Vertical Moon

Yesterday’s Waning Crescent Moon

Sometimes the crescent Moon resembles a wide Cheshire grin, nearly horizontal to the horizon, while other times, like the one in the photo, it appears almost vertical, like a partial parenthesis, due to the inclination of the Moon’s orbit. This week it will continue with its vertical appearance as it heads towards the rising sun to be come new on Thursday. Next week, however, when it returns as the waxing crescent, it will appear nearly flat over the western horizon after sunset, and will be grinning once again.

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Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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