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New moon is March 17

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.

Where’s the moon? Waning crescent

New moon is March 17. If you see the moon in the east before dawn Friday, it’ll be a very slender crescent.

Last quarter moon on March 9

It’s also very near Mars, and 2 other planets. When to watch for it, what to look for.

Where’s the moon? Waning gibbous

The moon is now up from late night until early morning. Last quarter moon will be March 9. New moon will be March 17.

Full moon is March 1-2

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.

Top 4 keys to mastering moon phases

The most important key is to think of the moon as a world in space, with a day and night side.

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.

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.’