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Lisbon Moonset

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Lisbon Moonset


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 on March 20.

In fact, such serene views were enjoyed across planet Earth
this week, as the
young Moon remained near the
setting Sun following a partial solar eclipse, and Venus ruled as the

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.

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