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Centaur
2018-Jun-12, 04:26 PM
It’s nearly time for my monthly New Moon spotting challenge. Most North Americans with clear skies should be able to spot the crescent Moon after sunset aged more than one day on Thursday, June 14. It will be seen to the left of Mercury and well to the lower right of Venus.

My preview graphics and more detailed article can be found at https://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 Moon 2011 JUL 02 at 20:58 CDT while the Moon was aged 1.7 days.

EDIT: Somehow this posted before I finished typing the full title "June New Moon Spotting", but we don't seem to be able to edit titles.

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ngc3314
2018-Jun-15, 09:14 PM
Caught it from Arizona at about age 34 hours. Earthshine was a bit subtle that low in the twilit sky, but I remain a sucker for such thin crescents.

Centaur
2018-Jun-15, 11:12 PM
Caught it from Arizona at about age 34 hours. Earthshine was a bit subtle that low in the twilit sky, but I remain a sucker for such thin crescents.

Marvelous shot. I'm with you regarding thin crescents and earthshine. Thanks for sharing. :clap:

chornedsnorkack
2018-Jun-24, 06:27 PM
It was gibbous, but this year had a conspicuous Midsummer Night conjunction of Moon and Jupiter. A conspicuous sight considering that even though there are a few fixed stars on Midsummer Nigth, only a few. No constellations this time of year...