Waning Moon, March 2018

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March 2nd, 2018, 08:45 p.m. local time

Though I missed taking a picture of the Full Moon on March 1st, I did get this picture the following night of the early Waning Moon.  Taken while the Moon was still rising in the East, you can see its circular edge facing down, with crater shadows starting to appear at the top.  This is because the Sun’s light is now closer to the East/circular side.  Over the next two weeks the crater side will continue to erode towards the circular edge, until there is nothing left but the New Moon, at which point we begin again with the next Waxing Phase.  And remember that this month will see a Full Moon again on March 31st.

Picture was taken with my DSLR camera on tripod, 300mm lens.

3 thoughts on “Waning Moon, March 2018

  1. We are down at the Cape for the launch of GOES-S that was on March 1. It went off on time. Our view from the the official NASA viewing site was ideal. The skies were mostly clear. Later that evening, we soaked in the jacuzzi in the backyard of our Airbnb hosts. The full moon rose high in the sky. It was the best end to a special day.

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  2. Pingback: Waning Moon, March 2018 — Aperture Astronomy | BisweswarSen

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