View Full Version : Halloween New Moon Spotting

2016-Oct-27, 06:19 PM
It’s nearly time for my monthly New Moon spotting challenge. Early sighting of a young Moon can be difficult for observers north of the tropics during the months surrounding the time of the Autumnal Equinox. The more than one-day-old Moon after sunset on October 31 might be sighted by some sharp eyed observers. Others may have to wait until the next evening.

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

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 two-day-old Moon on 2011 OCT 28 at 18:18 CDT.