6 April 2007
Picture of the Month - April 2007
Brilliant Venus, slender crescent Moon, and lights along the Ponte 25 de Abril, which is a 2.3 km long suspension bridge across Tagus river glow against the western twilight in this lovely Moonset scene from Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, recorded on March 20, 2007. 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 evening star. Because of strong Earthshine - light from the sunlit Earth - even the Moon's night side is clearly visible in the picture.