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It’s nearly time for my monthly New Moon spotting challenge, which becomes easier as we approach the winter solstice. A few sharp eyed North Americans may sight the little more than half-day-old Moon on December 13th. Many more will have luck the following evening.
My more detailed article describing the waxing crescent Moon’s first appearance of the coming lunar month appears under the links for my preview graphics at www.CurtRenz.com/moon
Photos and descriptions of the young Moon would be welcome additions to this thread. Please include your location, date, time and time zone.
Below is a photo that I took from Arlington Heights, Illinois of the Moon aged 1.4 days with Mercury and Venus above it on 2008 DEC 28 at 17:05 CST.