Beautiful crescent moon tonight
On Wednesday night we will witness the earliest sunset of the year, at 4:43 p.m. in Baltimore. We're also just two days past the new moon, and skies should be clearing.
That means Tuesday and Wednesday evenings will be great times to pause and look west right after sunset to see the young moon as the thinnest crescent, with "Earthshine" dimly illuminating the rest.
We're also now just two weeks from the next full moon, the one that will be be fully eclipsed early on the morning of Dec. 21. Later that day we will mark the winter solstice and the beginning of winter.
We'll have more here on the eclipse as the day grows nearer.
(NASA PHOTO: Andy Skinner)
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