Moonset Sequence Over the Tuscan Hills

October 28, 2019


Photographer: Elisabetta Trebeschi
Summary Authors: Elisabetta Trebeschi; Jim Foster

The photo above shows the sequence of the waxing crescent Moon setting behind the silhouetted Tuscan hills and the town of Chiusdino in Siena, Italy. It was captured at the end of evening twilight on September 30, 2019. Approximately 6 percent of the Moon is illuminated. Note the earthshine, the dim glow on the unlit portion of the Moon, on the left-most lunar image.

Photo Details: Canon 60D camera; 150 mm; 1/5 second exposure; f/5; ISO 400. 4 photos taken each minute.