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7 day old Moon


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Simon Dawes
Time of observation
22/02/2018 - 22:00
The Moon
Observing location
Bexleyheath, Kent (S.E. London really), England
Sky Watcher MN190
Canon EOS 600D (Full Spectrum Mod)
CLSCCD clip-in filter
90 x 1/100s
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It was a bitterly cold, still night, illuminated only by the glow produced by incompetent town planners and paranoid households; scared of the dark and uncaring of the environment; but tonight, there was an otherworldly glow in the night sky, a setting 7-day old Moon, its silver glow seeming to chill the night a few degrees further.

These rays from the Sun seem to be devoid of heat and were never intended to be seen from the Earth, but fortunately for me the Moon got in the way, reflecting just a few towards my telescope.   

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