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It’s nearly time for my monthly naked-eye New Moon spotting challenge, which becomes more difficult for observers north of the tropics as we move further from the vernal equinox. North Americans may be able to sight the day and a half old Moon after sunset on June 9th. Brilliant Venus will serve as a guidepost. More should have luck on 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 and time with zone.
Below is a photo of the thin Moon that I shot from Arlington Heights, Illinois on 2007 JUL 15 at 21:11 CDT while the Moon was aged 38:07 hours.