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

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.