Rare Earthshine Moon

pic from earthsky.org

Weird sliver moon next to super bright Venus tonight. Looks beautiful and strange. Never seen anything like that before . Am told its an ‘Earthshine’ moon. Slender crescent and the rest looks like a crystal ball. The Earth’s light is reflecting off the moon.

There was a lunar eclipse very recently (that I missed). Those I have seen before. This earthshine moon is much more remarkable looking.

Venus is also in a crescent phase right now. It is a time of year where multiple planets align with the moon.


Rush has a song called Earthshine: