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    Cool March New Moon Spotting

    Itís time for my monthly New Moon spotting challenge. I use the term New Moon in its classical sense of oneís first sighting of the Moon after its monthly solar conjunction (Dark Moon). Sharp-eyed observers may attempt to spot the less than two-day-old Moon after sunset today, March 25th.

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


    Photos and descriptions of the young crescent Moon late this month would be welcome additions to this thread.
    For astronomical graphics and data visit
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    Just saw it out of pure luck... went to close the blinds in my office and there it was just over the horizon, at about 8:35 PM EDT.

    I always enjoy spotting a <2 day old new Moon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpatz View Post
    Just saw it out of pure luck... went to close the blinds in my office and there it was just over the horizon, at about 8:35 PM EDT.

    I always enjoy spotting a <2 day old new Moon.
    Glad you got to see it, even if serendipitously. Thanks for sharing.
    For astronomical graphics and data visit
    https://www.CurtRenz.com/astronomy.html

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    We got a rare (for 2020) clearing, and I went to some practice fields near a local school which give a pretty clear western horizon. This moment of serenity was positively nourishing these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ngc3314 View Post
    We got a rare (for 2020) clearing, and I went to some practice fields near a local school which give a pretty clear western horizon. This moment of serenity was positively nourishing these days.
    That's marvelous. Thanks for the calming news.
    For astronomical graphics and data visit
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