Crescent Moon Passing By Mars

In the Early morning eastern sky Thursday, look as the waning crescent moon will pass by the planet Mars in the constellation Gemini the Twins.

Also you see what’s called Earthshine on the moon. The thin crescent is direct sunshine on moon but you’ll see the rest of the moon’s disk bathed in Earthsine, which is secondhand sunshine bouncing off the Earth and onto the moon.

astronomical digram third try Crescent Moon Passing By Mars

(credit: Mike Lynch)

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