Location of Photo:
Rock Island Illinois overlooking the Mississippi river valley
Date/Time of photo:
12-28-2008 17:00:51 -6 GMT
Canon 40D, 200 mm lens at f.6.4 aperature, tripod and shutter release cable, RAW file format, 1/100 sec, 200 ISO. Photoshop CS2 to crop, color adjust, and export to JPEG.
This was taken moments after the sunset was far enough along that the new cresent moon had just appeared to the unaided eye. Other photos take by me after this one show Jupiter and Mercury in line with the new moon but the new moon is so faint that it's not visible in a low resolution format.