I was driving home from the grocery store last night, about an hour after sunset, when I looked up and saw one of the most mystical skies in recent memory. I used a tripod and shot from Carmel Point (Carmel Bay) (2.5 sec. exposure, 4.8 f-stop, 116mm, 100 ISO). Apparently the new moon was it its closest point to Earth last night. The shining light to the lower left of the moon may be Venus based on internet articles. Let me know if you saw the same show and, if so, what exactly was it?