Moon Phases Sequence:  2.3 Days Old

Figure 1. New Moon, 2.34 Days Old, sometimes refrred to as a waxing crecent moon, September 29, 2000, 7:16 PM, PDST.  Nikon Coolpix 990 digital camera, with 3x Telephoto Converter lens, full zoom, f/4.0, 1/30-second exposure, ISO 400, manual focus, timed shutter release, using tripod.

As with all images on these web pages, you may click on the image to view a larger version.

Figure 2.  Smaller scale and longer (0.5-second) exposure, taken 15 minutes later.  Venus is in the lower-left corner.  The wavy sky pattern is the fault of your browser; click on the image to see a much better & larger version.

In the larger version of this image notice that the "dark" side can be faintly discerned.  You can barely see mare/highland features on the dark side.

Figure 3.  The same new moon, Venus, and the horizon, 7:14 PM, using a normal lens, 8.2 mm FL; 1/15-second exposure, f2.5, ISO 400.

This is the first of a sequence showing the moon, Venus and a sunset sky.  Each image shows a darker sky and a brighter "dark" side of the moon.

Figure 4.  The same new moon, Venus, and the horizon, 7:26 PM, using a normal lens, 8.2 mm FL; 1-second exposure, f2.5, ISO 400.

Figure 5.  The same new moon, Venus, and the horizon, 7:28 PM, using a normal lens, 13 mm FL; 1-second exposure, f3, ISO 400.


 

Figure 6.  The same new moon, Venus, and the horizon, 7:29 PM, using a normal lens, 23 mm FL; 2-second exposure, f4, ISO 400.

Figure 7.  The same new moon, Venus, and the horizon, 7:33 PM, using a normal lens, 21 mm FL; 2-second exposure, f3.7, ISO 400.

With this image the "dark" side shows highland and mare patterns.

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