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Centaur
2011-Dec-19, 11:52 PM
Itís nearly time for the monthly New Moon spotting challenge. My detailed article previewing the waxing crescent Moonís first appearance of the coming lunar month appears under the links for my related 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 1.5 days on 2008 DEC 28 at 18:05 CST. It includes Mercury near the center and Venus at the top. Venus and the Moon will be positioned somewhat similarly after sunset on 2011 DEC 25.


http://www.curtrenz.com/NM081228.jpg

Adamsavage
2012-Jan-14, 09:55 PM
I don't like it when it's a full moon out, lights up the sky to much. Makes viewing any planets or stars very poor, even outside the city lights there isn't much of a difference.