The term Lunar Boat refers to a crescent Moon shaped like a U, with the appearance of a boat floating above the horizon. This sight is quite common in the tropics, but not so much in other regions. For those of us at mid-northern latitudes, evening Lunar Boats will not be possible until around 2026. However, we’re in the midst of a few years in which predawn Lunar Boats appear for us during the late summer and early autumn.

Below is my rendering of a Lunar Boat as it will be seen from Chicagoland before dawn on Wednesday 2020 SEP 16. Click it to enlarge it.

A sight somewhat similar may be witnessed during the two preceding mornings.

Photos and descriptions of the Lunar Boat would be welcome additions to this thread.

Lunar Boat 2.JPG