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Will I be able to observe the moon?

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#1 Splodger

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 03:39 PM

Hi all,

It’s a cloudy day here in Portland, OR but tomorrow is supposed to be gloriously sunny. My question is, will I be able to observe the moon at about 10AM tomorrow 7/27/19 or will the brightness of the sun make her impossible to see? The moon will be at an altitude of 64.5° with an angular separation of about 46° from the sun. I’m at 45°N. 
Many thanks

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#2 sg6

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 03:55 PM

You will see it.

Takes on a different effect as it appears sort of chalky white, guess about half cresent.

 

Just don't get tempted to try the sun. Only say as people can do strange things.


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#3 Splodger

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 04:21 PM

You will see it.

Takes on a different effect as it appears sort of chalky white, guess about half cresent.

 

Just don't get tempted to try the sun. Only say as people can do strange things.

Thank you sg6. Good advice about the sun - one should never get tired of receiving it. 



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 07:39 PM

Contrast will be drastically reduced. The darker the sky, the better. The waning crescent is difficult to see features well because oceanus procellarium spans most of the view without many craters. Quite a boring phase compared to other phases. The earlier in the morn before the sun gets high, the better.

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 09:05 PM

I view daylight moon all the time, but I try to avoid it when it is so close to the sun. Be very, very careful that you remember where Sol is at all times.



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Posted 04 August 2019 - 02:49 PM

 I've enjoyed viewing the Moon in the early AM when seeing is good.  Later on in the day seeing usually degrades dramatically. David  


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