Mercury and Crescent Moon Set

By: Miguel Claro


Region: Europe

Site: Lisbon - Portugal

Date: 2016 April 8

As seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day innermost planet Mercury and a thin crescent Moon are never found far from the Sun in planet Earth's skies. Taken near dusk, this colorful evening skyscape shows them both setting toward the western horizon just after the Sun. The broad Tagus River and city lights of Lisbon, Portugal, run through the foreground under the serene twilight sky.

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