View Full Version : February New Moon Spotting

2016-Feb-08, 03:24 PM
It’s nearly time for my monthly New Moon spotting challenge. Sighting a young Moon becomes easier as we approach the time of the vernal equinox. Many North Americans should be able to spot the more than a day old Moon on Tuesday evening February 9.

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

Also on that webpage you’ll find my newly redesigned charts of the monthly path of the Moon. And today I've added graphs for the monthly lunar librations.

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

Below is a photo that I shot from Arlington Heights, Illinois of the Moon aged 31 hours on 2009 MAR 27 at 19:52 CDT. It was in the form of a U-shaped “Lunar Boat” which is unusual outside of the tropics.