Wafer Thin Moon and Pumpkin Sky

October 31, 2022




Photographer: Matthew Chin 
Summary Author: Matthew Chin; Jim Foster 

Can you spot the sliver of the crescent Moon? Because it was only about 1.3% illuminated when this photo was snapped, at dawn on June 28, 2022, it isn’t exactly conspicuous against the pumpkin-colored sky. As night has now lost its grip, hordes of bats are returning to their caves (could this be the source of the dark smudge at lower right?) and other spooky, nocturnal creatures will soon be asleep in their lairs. Photo taken in Yuen Long, Hong Kong, on June 28, 2022, at 05:12 a.m. local time.

Yuen Long, Hong Kong Coordinates: 22.4445, 114.0222

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