Moon and Antelao (Image Credit: Marcella Giulia)

The moon—unlike the Sun—does not disappear from the sky for half the day. Even when the Sun is at its brightest point, you can still clearly make out the moon's face (though I don't recommend that you try during the daytime). This image—taken against the backdrop of an afternoon sky—is a reminder of its ever-presence.

Captured in San Vito di Cadore, Italy, the moon hangs above Monte Antelao—or the "King of the Dolomites"—the highest peak in the eastern Dolomites portion of the Italian Alps.

The image itself was taken by Marcella Giulia, and earned her a place in the "astronomy photographer of the year" contest. According to the Royal Museums Greenwich in London (the group who is hosting the contest), she likened the image to "a snowball bouncing down an inclined plane."

See other entries below (You can find a larger version of this image here):


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