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    Smile Late October New Moon Spotting

    Its nearly time for my monthly New Moon spotting challenge. I use the term New Moon in its classical sense of ones first sighting of the Moon after its monthly solar conjunction (Dark Moon). Sharp-eyed observers may attempt to spot the nearly one-day-old Moon after sunset on October 28th.

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

    Photos and descriptions of the young crescent Moon late this month would be welcome additions to this thread.
    For astronomical graphics and data visit
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    A beautiful new moon here at the Seychelles, right next to Venus and Mercury. From the equator they make a horizontal line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eburacum45 View Post
    A beautiful new moon here at the Seychelles, right next to Venus and Mercury. From the equator they make a horizontal line.
    Glad you got to view such a pretty alignment. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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    A not quite so young new Moon yesterday (Oct.30 ) evening, age 2 days and 12 hours, over Potsdam (53 N), Germany. Still nice and slender. I thought I spotted Venus on the way home the day before, but I hadn't realised a new Moon shuld have been close, too, and didn't bother to go out and look. Probably would not have worked anyway as the sky near the horizon was cloudy, and there is a large house due West.
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    Sorry for the orientation. It comes out right on my desktop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arneb View Post
    A not quite so young new Moon yesterday (Oct.30 ) evening, age 2 days and 12 hours, over Potsdam (53 N), Germany. Still nice and slender. I thought I spotted Venus on the way home the day before, but I hadn't realised a new Moon shuld have been close, too, and didn't bother to go out and look. Probably would not have worked anyway as the sky near the horizon was cloudy, and there is a large house due West.
    DSC01335.jpg

    Sorry for the orientation. It comes out right on my desktop
    Danke for your nice picture and fine description. Glad you got to see the still fairly new Moon .
    For astronomical graphics and data visit
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