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Watch for young moon this week

The Americas and points westward might see the moon Tuesday evening, March 28. The rest of the world probably has to wait until Wednesday. Worth the wait! Very beautiful.

New moon is March 27 or 28

New moon comes March 28, 2017 at 02:57 UTC (evening of March 27 for the Americas).

Where’s the moon? Waning crescent

A waning crescent moon is sometimes called an old moon. It’s seen in the east before dawn. Next new moon is March 28 at 02:57 UTC.

Last quarter moon at March equinox

A last quarter moon rises around midnight. It appears half illuminated from Earth. This month’s falls on the March 2017 equinox.

Where’s the moon? Waning gibbous

Watch for the moon late at night now, or before dawn. Last quarter moon will come on March 20, the same date as the equinox.

What’s special about a full moon?

Why does a full moon tug our heartstrings? And why does the moon on this night look full, in contrast to other other nights and other phases of the moon?

Where’s the moon? Waxing gibbous

Full moon is coming up on March 12.

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.’

What’s the youngest moon you can see?

An astrophotographer in France captured an amazing photo of the moon at the precise instant of new moon.