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What’s the youngest moon you can see?

In 2013, an astrophotographer in France captured an amazing photo of the moon at the precise instant of new moon.

June 24 new moon is a supermoon

June 24 new moon occurs on June 23 for the Americas. It’s a supermoon, but not the closest one of 2017.

Where’s the moon? Waning crescent

Will you see the moon Friday morning from the Americas? Not likely. New moon will come on June 24, 2017 at 02:31 UTC.

Think in 3D with the last quarter moon

Watch for the last quarter moon tonight after midnight – or around dawn Saturday – and use it to imagine Earth’s motion through space.

Where’s the moon? Waning gibbous

Watch for the moon late at night now, or in the early morning. Last quarter moon will come on June 17.

What’s special about June’s full moon?

Full moon will come on June 9. It’s the smallest full moon of 2017. It rides low in the sky for the Northern Hemisphere, and high for the Southern Hemisphere.

Where’s the moon? Waxing gibbous

It appears more than half, but less than full. The full moon coming up on the night of June 9 will be the smallest of 2017.

Where’s the moon? 1st quarter

It officially comes on June 1, but, if you live in the Americas, watch for a nearly 1st quarter moon on the night of May 31. It’ll appear almost half-illuminated from Earth.

Where’s the moon? Waxing crescent

The young moon is back in the west after sunset. Very lovely, and passing near some bright stars on Sunday evening.

Top 4 keys to mastering moon phases

How can you come to know our ever-changing moon? The most important key is that it’s a world in space with a day side and a night side.

Moon in 2017

Everything you want to know about the moon in 2017 – including phases, cycles, eclipses and supermoons – from world-renowned astronomer Fred Espenak.

Quarter moon or a half 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.’