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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Nina Sen is a freelance writer and producer who covered night sky photography and astronomy for Space.com. She began writing and producing content for Space.com in 2011 with a focus on story and image production, as well as amazing space photos captured by NASA telescopes and other missions. Her work also includes coverage of amazing images by astrophotographers that showcase the night sky's beauty.