Sunset and Crescent Moon Above Pennsville, New Jersey

July 31, 2018

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Photographer: Samantha Nazar 
Summary Authors: Samantha Nazar; Jim Foster

This lovely sunset was captured on a cold January evening from the Salem River Wildlife Management Area, near Pennsville, New Jersey. Sunsets and twilight colors are often quite remarkable whenever clouds are found at different levels in the sky. Higher clouds (cirrus) will still exhibit pinks and reds when clouds closer to the surface appear dark. Soft reflections off the still water further enhance this wintertime scene. Note the waxing crescent Moon at upper left. Photo taken at approximately 5:30 p.m., January 20, 2018.