Slender Moon Setting

With just 27,5 hours after new moon, Earth's only natural satellite was just visible tonight shortly after sunset. While some folks in Europe managed to see and photograph it only 24 hours after new moon, I had to wait a little longer in southern Chile. It was barely visible in my 10x50 binoculars as it set behind some hills that obscure my western horizon.

My image is a single exposure (1/6000s, ISO 1600) taken with a Canon EOS 600D DSLR and a 70/420mm refracting scope. It's not a real beauty, I applied some image editing to make the moon more prominent.

Moonset, April 19, 2015

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