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Many photos of Sunday evening’s extremely thin and lovely young moon. A few glimpsed it near Mercury and Saturn, too. Watch for the waxing crescent in the evenings ahead.
The moon reaches its 1st quarter phase on September 28 at 02:54 UTC. The upcoming full moon on October 5 will be the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon.
Full moon falls during the night of September 5, 2017 for the Americas, September 6 for much of the rest of the world. It’s not a true Harvest Moon yet, but it acts like one.
Like Blue Moon, Black Moon is a name from folklore. It’s the name for the 3rd of 4 new moons in a season. The August 21 total solar eclipse is caused by such a moon. Some will call it a Black Moon eclipse.
When is the last waning moon you’ll see before Monday’s eclipse? If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere – and have a clear sky – probably Sunday morning. Look east before sunup.
Watch for the last quarter moon tonight after midnight or Tuesday morning. Just one week to go to the total solar eclipse!
Watch for the moon late at night now, or in the early morning. Last quarter moon will come on August 14-15, depending on your time zone.
It’s waxing toward full moon and a partial lunar eclipse on August 7-8. This week’s waxing moon means moonlight for the Perseid meteor shower on the peak mornings of August 12 and 13.
In 2013, an astrophotographer in France captured an amazing photo of the moon at the precise instant of new moon.
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.
Everything you want to know about the moon in 2017 – including phases, cycles, eclipses and supermoons – from world-renowned astronomer Fred Espenak.
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.’
Come to know the Pleiades, or 7 Sisters
Fern, contrail shadow, singing dunes