Moonset from Taiwan

On this part of the Earth, it was almost nighttime. The new Moon was almost invisible and only a thin sliver was visible. Half masked by the red sunset glow of Earth’s sky, a crescent that traces the bright curving line.    Image © Hung-Hsuan Yen

Sun does not appear directly. All of the light recorded in the image originated from the Sun. The above half-second exposure was taken last week from Anping, Taiwan.



A few minutes after this image was taken the Earth had spun just a little bit further — forcing the Moon to follow the Sun into the sea — and the horizon to become dark.

source APOD