Glowing Moonset Off Portugal Coast Awes Stargazer (Photo, Video)
The moon sets over the Atlantic Ocean in this photo taken near the shores of Fonte-de-telha pine forest in Portugal by Miguel Claro on Feb. 13, 2014.
Credit: Miguel Claro | www.miguelclaro.com

The moon sets over the Atlantic Ocean in this beautiful photo taken near the shores of Fonte-de-telha pine forest in Portugal.

Astrophotographer Miguel Claro recently sent Space.com great shot he took on Feb. 13 using Canon 60Da camera (ISO 500 f/4; Exp:10 sec. 35mm).

Claro also followed the crescent moon with his camera using a portable Vixen Polarie Star Tracker Mount to capture motion during the sequence. The stunning results can be viewed in the following short timelapse video of the scene. [See more amazing March night sky photos by stargazers]

A crescent moon is part way between a half moon and a new moon, or between a new moon and a half moon. You can learn more facts about the moon's phases here.

You can see a high-res video of Claro's moonset view here: http://vimeo.com/60207514

To see more amazing night sky photos submitted by Space.com readers, visit our astrophotography archive.

Editor's note: If you have an amazing night sky photo you'd like to share for a possible story or image gallery, please contact managing editor Tariq Malik at spacephotos@space.com.

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