Photo Friday: Crescent Moon and Venus over Toronto

The day after Christmas 2011, the two-day-old crescent moon and Venus appeared in the sky over Toronto, Ontario. The darker portion of the moon, ordinarily invisible during its crescent stage, is lit by earthshine, sunlight reflected by the daytime side of the earth upon the moon. Photo by Andrew Yee.

The day after Christmas 2011, the two-day-old crescent moon and Venus appeared in the sky over Toronto, Ontario. The darker portion of the moon, ordinarily invisible during its crescent stage, is lit by earthshine, sunlight reflected by the daytime side of the earth upon the moon. Photo by Andrew Yee.