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A new moon rises and sets with the sun and crosses the sky during the day. You won’t see it today, but the moon will return to the evening sky and appear near bright planets, in the days ahead.
A waning crescent moon is sometimes called an old moon. It’s seen in the east before dawn. Next new moon is November 29 at 12:18 UTC.
Fun time to see a last quarter moon: just after it rises, shortly after midnight. Then the lighted portion points downward, to the sun below your feet.
The supermoon has come and gone, and now the moon is rising later at night.
Next full moon – closest supermoon since 1948 – will come on November 14, 2016. Between now and then, look for the moon each late afternoon and evening.
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.’
Why does the moon seem to change its shape every night? Because it’s a world in space with a day side and a night side.
The October 15 full moon is the Northern Hemisphere’s Hunter’s Moon and a supermoon. But all full moons are special. Here’s why.
A first quarter moon rises at noon and is highest at sunset. This one is waxing toward a full Hunter’s Moon and supermoon.
When you see the moon as a slim crescent in the west after sunset, it’s always waxing. Is that Earth’s shadow on the moon? No, it’s the moon’s own shadow.
Pretty much everything you want to know about the moon in 2016 – including phases, cycles, eclipses and supermoons – from world-renowned astronomer Fred Espenak.
That glow over the unlit part of a crescent moon – called earthshine – is light reflected from Earth.
An astrophotographer in France captured an amazing photo of the moon at the precise instant of new moon.
Sun halo and sun dogs