December New Moon Spotting

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    May, 2005
December New Moon Spotting
Posted by Centaur on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 1:40 PM
It’s nearly time for my monthly naked-eye New Moon spotting challenge, which has become easier for observers north of the tropics since we’ve been moving further past the autumnal equinox. The waxing crescent Moon now being north of the ecliptic is also helpful. Sharp eyed North Americans may be able to sight the one-day-old Moon after sunset on December 3. Others should find the job easier the next evening.
   My more detailed article describing the waxing crescent Moon’s first appearance of the coming lunar month appears under the links for my preview graphics at
   Photos and descriptions of the young Moon would be welcome additions to this thread.  Please include your location, date and time with zone.
   Below is a photo that I shot from Arlington Heights, Illinois of the two-day-old Moon on 2012 NOV 15 at 17:05 CST.



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  • Member since
    May, 2002
  • From: Southern California near Disneyland
Posted by Silveradogold on Thursday, November 28, 2013 1:14 AM

Thank you Centaur,

My girlfriend and I will be watching.... I will have my camera ready if possible.

Clear Skies ----- Silveradogold Cool


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