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Lisbon Moonset

By: Miguel Claro

 

Lisbon, Portugal

2007 March 20

 

As seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day brilliant Venus, a slender crescent Moon, and lights along the Ponte 25 de Abril glow against the western twilight in this lovely moonset scene from Lisbon, Portugal, recorded in the very evening before spring equinox of 2007, following a partial solar eclipse of 2007 March 29. Because of strong Earthshine - light from the sunlit Earth - even the Moon's night side is clearly visible in the picture. The Ponte 25 de Abril is a 2.3 kilometer long suspension bridge across the Tagus river, often compared to the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, USA. Miguel Claro

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