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New moon comes March 17, 2018, at 13:12 Universal Time. For many around the globe, the time of this young moon – and the season – signal a possible sighting of an extremely young moon on March 18.
New moon is March 17. If you see the moon in the east before dawn Friday, it’ll be a very slender crescent.
It’s also very near Mars, and 2 other planets. When to watch for it, what to look for.
The moon is now up from late night until early morning. Last quarter moon will be March 9. New moon will be March 17.
The March 1-2, 2018 full moon is 1st of 2 full moons this month. It’s the Northern Hemisphere’s last full moon of winter and Southern Hemisphere’s last full moon of summer.
The most important key is to think of the moon as a world in space, with a day and night side.
In 2013, an astrophotographer in France captured an amazing photo of the moon at the precise instant of new moon.
Half the moon always faces us. And half the moon is always lit by the sun. But, in the language of astronomers, there are no ‘half moons.’
Mars at western quadrature March 24