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Centaur
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August New Moon Spotting new
      #6007569 - 08/05/13 12:46 PM

Itís nearly time for my monthly naked-eye New Moon spotting challenge, which becomes considerably more difficult for observers north of the tropics as we move toward the autumnal equinox. Even the over two-day-old Moon may be tough for North Americans to detect on August 8. Brilliant Venus will serve as a guidepost. More should have luck on 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 and time with zone.

Here is a link to a photo of the waxing crescent Moon that I shot from Arlington Heights, Illinois on 2011 AUG 31 at 19:55 CDT while the Moon was aged 2.9 days: http://www.curtrenz.com/NM110831.jpg


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pdxmoon
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Reged: 06/27/13

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Re: August New Moon Spotting new [Re: Centaur]
      #6007823 - 08/05/13 03:32 PM

I'm in! Should be fun!

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NeilMac
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Loc: MedHat, AB, Canada
Re: August New Moon Spotting new [Re: pdxmoon]
      #6009333 - 08/06/13 12:21 PM

looking forward to it, if if only the clouds would cooperate

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THEPLOUGH
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Re: August New Moon Spotting new [Re: NeilMac]
      #6010135 - 08/06/13 07:10 PM



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Dave MitskyModerator
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Re: August New Moon Spotting [Re: Centaur]
      #6018521 - 08/11/13 03:20 AM

I caught the waxing crescent Moon from my front yard on Saturday evening.

Dave Mitsky


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