Moon and Twilight on La Palma Island

April 29, 2024


Photographer: Constantine Themelis
Summary Author: Constantine Themelis 

Shown above is the crescent Moon gracefully setting over the telescopes of Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (island of La Palma in the Canary Islands). Settling into our favorite night spot to observe the twilight sky, we were treated to the soft glow of moonlight bathing La Palma's rugged landscape; a silent reminder of the beauty that nature effortlessly unveils when we pause to observe.
Mars is the dim object slightly above and to the left of the young Moon. Note that because of the exposure used, the Moon appears fuller than was actually the case. Photo taken on August 18, 2023.
La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain Coordinates: 28.7595414, -17.8670097

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