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It’s nearly time for my monthly naked-eye New Moon spotting challenge, which can be difficult for observers north of the tropics while still near the autumnal equinox. The first realistic opportunity for North Americans will come with the two-day-old Moon on October 6.
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 waxing crescent Moon that I shot from Arlington Heights, Illinois on 2011 OCT 28 at 18:18 CDT while the Moon was aged 2.1 days.