Crescent Moon Rising Above the Flamingos’ Kingdom

May 09, 2023


Photographer: Simone Lochi  
Summary Author: Simone Lochi  

The photo above shows the crescent Moon rising above Sardinia, Italy on December 21, 2022, the morning of the winter’s solstice. At this time, the waning Moon was only 6% illuminated. A moonrise is always a magnificent sight, but even more so when over placid waters. Here, near Mari Ermi, Sardinia, flamingos and other migratory birds often stop off to “fuel up” before departing for their winter or summer territories.


Mari Ermi, Sardinia, Italy Coordinates: 39.973018, 8.395706

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