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Centaur
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December New Moon Spotting
      #5566670 - 12/11/12 10:23 PM

Itís nearly time for my monthly New Moon spotting challenge, which becomes easier as we approach the winter solstice. A few sharp eyed North Americans may sight the little more than half-day-old Moon on December 13th. Many more will have luck the following evening.

My more detailed article describing the waxing crescent Moonís 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, time and time zone.

Below is a link to a photo that I took from Arlington Heights, Illinois of the Moon aged 1.4 days with Mercury and Venus above it on 2008 DEC 28 at 17:05 CST.

www.curtrenz.com/NM081228.jpg


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Re: December New Moon Spotting new [Re: Centaur]
      #5571403 - 12/14/12 07:34 PM

I observed the young December Moon at sunset today with my naked-eyes and later with an 8x42 binocular. I also took some photos.

Dave Mitsky


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Re: December New Moon Spotting new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5571767 - 12/14/12 11:22 PM

I got it tonight, naked eye as well. Looked great! Nice clear sky.

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NeilMac
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Re: December New Moon Spotting new [Re: Centaur]
      #5572417 - 12/15/12 11:29 AM Attachment (22 downloads)

First spot yesterday 5:28 pm (from between some trees )
500 mm DSLR

Edited by NeilMac (12/15/12 11:30 AM)


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Re: December New Moon Spotting new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5572670 - 12/15/12 02:13 PM

I caught it last night while setting up.

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Re: December New Moon Spotting new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5572838 - 12/15/12 04:32 PM

Thanks for sharing your fine photo, Neil. I realize that being near perigee makes the Moon appear larger than usual, but I would not have expected it to have been that huge.

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Re: December New Moon Spotting new [Re: Centaur]
      #5573015 - 12/15/12 07:04 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

I grabbed some more , just came in and transferring pics, (and warming up my hands) telephotos can do that

25mm 8" Dob

Edited by NeilMac (12/15/12 07:28 PM)


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