Itís nearly time for my monthly New Moon spotting challenge. Some sharp eyed North Americans with clear skies may be able to set personal records by spotting the one-day-old Moon after sunset on Monday, April 16. It will appear well beneath Venus.

My preview graphics and more detailed article can be found at https://www.CurtRenz.com/moon.html

Photos and descriptions of the young crescent Moon this month would be welcome additions to this thread.

Below is a photo that I shot from Arlington Heights, Illinois of the Moon above Mercury on 2008 MAY 06 at 20:49 CDT while the Moon was aged 1.6 days.

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