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Photographer:

Joe Stieber

Email:

joestieber@comcast.net

Location of Photo:

Maple Shade, NJ

Date/Time of photo:

January 12, 2013, 5:45 pm EST

Equipment:

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.

Description:

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.

Website:

http://sjastro.org/

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