Crescent Moon over the Needles Lighthouse.

Crescent Moon over the Needles, United Kingdom.
The 7% waxing crescent moon setting in the evening sky over the Needles Lighthouse at the western tip of the Isle of Wight.
Despite the moon being a thin crescent, the rest of its shape is defined by sunlight reflecting back from the Earth’s surface.
Image Credit: Photograph by Ainsley Bennett/National Maritime Museum.
Source: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 shortlist – in pictures | Science | The Guardian

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