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Centaur
2013-Jan-08, 10:43 PM
Itís nearly time for my monthly New Moon spotting challenge, which becomes much easier for observers north of the tropics as we move past the winter solstice. Most North Americans should be able to sight the one-day-old Moon on January 12th. For many that will be a personal record.

My more detailed article describing the waxing crescent Moonís 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.

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