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Last night's waxing crescent moon (April 23, 2012) from EarthSky Facebook friend April Forsythe in Arizona

Last night's waxing crescent moon (April 23, 2012) from EarthSky Facebook friend April Forsythe in Arizona

Hunter’s Moon gallery photos from all around the world posted by EarthSky’s Facebook friends.

Hunter’s Moon gallery photos from all around the world posted by EarthSky’s Facebook friends.

Super-Lua nos céus do estado da Geórgia, USA.  Fotografia: Brad Ervin.

Super-Lua nos céus do estado da Geórgia, USA. Fotografia: Brad Ervin.

Moon  setting.  Go to www.YourTravelVideos.com or just click on photo for home videos and much more on sites like this.

Moon setting. Go to www.YourTravelVideos.com or just click on photo for home videos and much more on sites like this.

EarthSky 22: Moon halos as Sandy passed, plus November meteors

EarthSky 22: Moon halos as Sandy passed, plus November meteors

You sometimes see a pale glow on the darkened portion (night side) of a crescent moon. This glow is due to light reflected from Earth’s day side. It’s called earthshine.

You sometimes see a pale glow on the darkened portion (night side) of a crescent moon. This glow is due to light reflected from Earth’s day side. It’s called earthshine.

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