Waning Crescent Moon Fades into the Sky

January 18, 2022


Photographer: Meiying Lee

Summary Author: Meiying Lee

This picture montage of the Moon against a vibrant sky was taken near Taipei, Taiwan in July 2021. As the sky gets brighter, the waning Moon with the age of 28.5 days gradually becomes the same color as the sky and disappears. The moon’s apparent brightness fluctuates significantly over its approximately 29.5-day synodic month. Because these photos were taken within hours of the New Moon, the Moon’s faint brightness enabled its graceful receding into the background. The changes of the sky are as beautiful and changeable as pressed powder.