Photographer Spies Stunning Crescent Moon Over  France
Skywatcher VegaStar Carpentier took this photo of a waxing crescent moon in the early evening of Sept. 19 in St.-Cloud, Ile-de-France, France using a Canon EOS 1000D camera.
Credit: VegaStar Carpentier

A waxing crescent moon hangs above a hill in this beautiful night sky photo.

This stunning image was taken by VegaStar Carpentier in the early evening of Sept. 19 in St.-Cloud, Ile-de-France, France using a Canon EOS 1000D camera.

A crescent moon is part way between a half moon and a new moon, or between a new moon and a half moon. [Moon Phases Explained (Infographic)The moon  in this image is waxing at 15.8 percent of lunar illumination.

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