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#1 Centaur

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 11:37 AM

It’s nearly time for my monthly naked-eye New Moon spotting challenge, which can be difficult for observers north of the tropics while still near the autumnal equinox. The first realistic opportunity for North Americans will come with the two-day-old Moon on October 6.

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 www.CurtRenz.com/moon

Photos and descriptions of the young Moon would be welcome additions to this thread. Please include your location, date and time with zone.

Here's a link to a photo of the waxing crescent Moon that I shot from Arlington Heights, Illinois on 2011 OCT 28 at 18:18 CDT while the Moon was aged 2.1 days: http://www.curtrenz.com/NM111028.jpg

#2 Ain Soph Aur

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:26 PM

It cleared up this evening just before sunset allowing me to catch the 2.0 day old Moon at 6:18 PM CST this evening.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:23 PM

It cleared up this evening just before sunset allowing me to catch the 2.0 day old Moon at 6:18 PM CST this evening.


Great! Did you take a picture?

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:16 AM

Thanks for posting, checked out your website and will cetainly be more proactive about observing.

#5 NeilMac

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:52 PM

Just got it lol

P&S 600mm 5:45pm

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