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It’s nearly time for my monthly naked-eye New Moon spotting challenge, which is relatively easy for observers north of the tropics during the months surrounding the vernal equinox. North Americans may be able to sight the one-day-old Moon after sunset on May 10th. Brilliant Venus will serve as a guidepost.
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 and time with zone.
Below is a photo showing the “Old Moon in the New Moon’s Arms” above Mercury that I shot from Arlington Heights, Illinois on 2007 MAY 17 at 21:10 CDT while the Moon was aged 30:43 hours.
Post by Paulie pchris00 on May 12, 2013 16:54:00 GMT -6
It was way too cloudy, and maybe even raining to catch the Moon Friday night. I did see it last night, at 7:58 PM. Once again, there were some clouds to contend with at sunset, but I had about 30 young Girl Scouts, parents, and siblings at Conway Observatory, with only three other volunteers to handle the crowd. It was great to have them all out for observing, but it distracted me from maybe seeing Luna earlier. Still, I was the first person to see it in the group. I'll post some pics when I can.
"Just a boy, just an ordinary boy, but he was looking to the sky." -Vanessa Carlton