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Centaur
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October New Moon Spotting
      #6115080 - 10/03/13 12:37 PM

Itís 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 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'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


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Ain Soph Aur
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Reged: 08/11/11

Loc: West Tennessee
Re: October New Moon Spotting new [Re: Centaur]
      #6121508 - 10/06/13 11:26 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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Centaur
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Re: October New Moon Spotting new [Re: Ain Soph Aur]
      #6123142 - 10/07/13 05:23 PM

Quote:

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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opticsguy
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Reged: 02/02/09

Loc: Washington State
Re: October New Moon Spotting new [Re: Centaur]
      #6126781 - 10/09/13 11:16 AM

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

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NeilMac
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Reged: 09/25/10

Loc: MedHat, AB, Canada
Re: October New Moon Spotting new [Re: Centaur]
      #6127747 - 10/09/13 07:52 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

Just got it lol

P&S 600mm 5:45pm


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