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The crescent moon and Venus in stunning photos

Silhouette of trees with crescent moon and Venus just above.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Vermont Coronel Jr in Quezon City, Philippines, took this image on August 26, 2022. Vermont wrote: “Morning view of a 29-day-old moon and Venus.” Thank you, Vermont!

When the bright planet Venus and the moon pair up, it’s always a beautiful sight! So this week, when a very thin waning crescent moon, glowing with earthshine, paired up with Venus in the morning, people noticed it and captured these wonderful photos.

A progression of Venus and the moon at sunrise

Alexander Krivenyshev of WorldTimeZone.com shared the photos he took of this event with us. The images were taken on the morning of August 25, 2022, overlooking Manhattan, New York. We present them here in chronological order, from earliest dawn to closest to sunrise.

Cityscape in foreground with crescent moon above.
View larger. | Alexander Krivenyshev took this image of the moon over Manhattan, New York, at 4:29 a.m. EDT on August 25, 2022. Thank you, Alexander!
Cityscape in foreground with crescent moon and point of light labeled Venus.
View larger. | Alexander Krivenyshev took this image of the moon and Venus over Manhattan, New York, at 5:02 a.m. EDT on August 25, 2022. The sky is still dark but Venus is just beginning to appear above the horizon. Thank you, Alexander!
Sunrise hues with city below and crescent moon above plus Venus lower.
View larger. | Alexander Krivenyshev took this image of the moon and Venus over Manhattan, New York, at 5:21 a.m. EDT on August 25, 2022. The moon and Venus are rising above the sunrise’s glow. Thank you, Alexander!
Rainbow-hued sky with moon and Venus plus inset of 3 images of the moon.
View larger. | Alexander Krivenyshev took this image of the moon and Venus over Manhattan, New York, at 5:42 a.m. EDT on August 25, 2022. Note how the earthshine on the moon begins to disappear as the sky brightens. Thank you, Alexander!

More photos of the moon and Venus

Morning twilight with crescent moon and Venus with trees surrounding a lake.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Ragini Chaturvedi in New Jersey, captured this beautiful scenic image of the waning crescent moon and Venus on August 25, 2022, and wrote: “Thin sliver of moon on Thursday morning in the wee hours. Venus had just risen up to the level of my vision. The moon reflected back in earthshine from its reflection in water. I am so glad I did not sleep through this morning and that skies were clear.” Thank you, Ragini!
Rooftop in silhouette with dot nearby and crescent moon at top.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Laura Lea Evans in Reno, Nevada, took this image on August 25, 2022. Laura wrote: “Last morning view of Venus for this year.” Thank you, Laura!
Sunrise colors reflected on water with crescent moon above.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Sudhir Sharma at Nassau Point in Long Island, New York, took this image on August 25, 2022. Sudhir wrote: “This morning’s 3.7% illuminated waning crescent moon and Venus below it in eastern skies in ENE direction. Photo taken about 1/2 hour before sunrise.” Thank you, Sudhir! Can you spot Venus? Use the link to view the photo at EarthSky Community Photos and then zoom way in! Venus is about halfway between the moon and the horizon, slightly in the direction of the boat.

Zooming in on the crescent moon

Crescent moon over a building with nightlights on.
View at EarthSky community photos. | William Mathe in Denver, Colorado, captured this image of the crescent moon on August 25, 2022, and said: “Earthshine image of the 3% waning moon rising over the Wells Fargo building in downtown Denver… Formerly the National Cash Register building with its “iconic” roofline designed to resemble an old school manual cash register. ” Thank you, William!

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Bottom line: Here are some beautiful photos of the very old waning crescent moon and Venus on August 25, 2022, in the east shortly before sunrise.

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