Earth's Moon Formed in 'Moonlet' Mash-Up After Many Earth Impacts depiction of a collision between two planetary bodies that will form a new moon, while a pre-existing moon already orbits the proto-Earth
You can tell that Niko Powe lives at a northerly latitude because his photo of the waxing crescent moon - captured June 6, 2016 - descends from left to right. At temperate latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, the evening crescent moon sets from right to left. Thanks, Niko!
The star Spica is also called Alpha Virginis, because it is the brightest star in Virgo. Its color is distinctly blue-white, even to the eye. Photo by Fred Espenak. Read more about Spica at Fred Espenak's website. Spica is a whirling double star.