From this location of the globe in southern California, the winter crescent new Moon shine brightly over the valleys and plains . The western horizon after sunset featured a beautiful 25 hour old of age thin crescent Moon.Another notable celestial object near by was the planet Venus, and next to it very dimly at this time of the day, the planet Mars next to it. The weather felt humid, and there was a fog thin mist. The weather was getting cloudier, and the weather forecast predict to for a cloudy weekend. The temperature was dropping, after a day near the 26 Celsius degree rang (80~75F degree).
The Moon was a little more than 24 hours old from it’s last new Moon event where the Sun rays cast over the moon shift location from earth perspective. The Moon had ~1% luminosity, phase .1 .
Tomorrow, I am hopping for a better weather than what is predicted, or at least few clear windows between the clouds in the western horizon to see the crescent moon near the planets Venus and Mars.Here is another photo with less exposure time where a glimpse of the lunar geological features can be noted even with an unaided eye. San Fernando Valley, California.