Using my Panasonic Lumix TZ7 and it’s fantastic zoom and image stabilisation, and at low-ish light levels (dusk), I took the following pictures last night of the thinnest, slimmest, almost invisible moon that I’ve ever seen. Just after the sun set, the bats were flying and the moon was ever-so-close to the sun. On 12x zoom, and hand-held, the camera actually managed to get the moon as a sharp sliver of whiteness against the blue of the gloaming.
Lovely. (George the Dog also makes an appearance, which emphasises the darkness of the ground.)