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Centaur
2015-Mar-19, 02:10 PM
Itís nearly time for my monthly New Moon spotting challenge. Sighting the Moon aged little more than half a day on March 20 could be quite difficult for North Americans, but personal records could still be set on March 21.

My preview graphics and more detailed article can be found at www.CurtRenz.com/moon.html

Photos and descriptions of the young Moon would be welcome additions to this thread.

Below is a photo that I shot from Arlington Heights, Illinois of the Moon aged 21:46 hrs on 2007 MAR 19 at 19:29 CDT (a personal record).

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chornedsnorkack
2015-Mar-19, 04:29 PM
How does the brightness of earthlight compare against the corona around?

Swift
2015-Mar-25, 02:25 PM
We are well past new moon spotting, but I have to say the sky was absolutely lovely last night, even in suburban Cleveland. The crescent moon, Venus, Jupiter, Orion on one side of the sky and the Dipper on the other... just beautiful.