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Posted at 7:15 PM ET, 03/ 2/2011

Weather image of the day: Greek crescent moon

By Jason Samenow

Photo courtesy Elias Chasiotis via NASA's Earth Science Picture of the Day website.

This isn't truly a weather image, but we would be remiss to not occasionally feature the night sky in our fledgling "weather image of the day" series (of course, yesterday, we showcased the moon as well, in its full glory). The beautiful image above of a waning crescent moon over the Poseidon Temple is described by photographer Elias Chasiotis on NASA's website accordingly:

On the morning of January 1, 2011, I visited Sounion, Greece hoping to celebrate the start of the New Year with a glimpse of the waning, crescent moon rising over the ancient Poseidon Temple. Just before the start of morning twilight, the Moon's crooked grin appeared and seemed to strike a balance atop the approximately 2,500 year old temple. The Moon was 26 days old (three days before the new Moon phase) and 11 percent illuminated.

Thanks to Elias Chasiotis for granting us permission to republish his photograph here and to NASA for first featuring it.

As a reminder, you are welcome to email us submissions or suggestions for the "weather image of the day" at

Finally, we welcome/encourage you to submit photos into our "Signs of Spring" photo gallery.

By Jason Samenow  | March 2, 2011; 7:15 PM ET
Categories:  Latest, Photography  
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I've been carrying my crappy camera around with me lately; wish me luck.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | March 2, 2011 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Yes please send in--anything you find interesting! How many megapixels do you have? Hopefully at least 5MP ;) but that isn't a criterion for submission!

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | March 2, 2011 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Hook 'em, horns!

Posted by: buzzburek | March 3, 2011 1:31 AM | Report abuse

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