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This July 23 new moon is the last one before the much-anticipated Great American Eclipse!
Will you see the moon Saturday morning from the Americas? Not likely, especially as the line of moonrise, and sunrise, edge farther west today. New moon will come on July 23 at 9:46 UTC.
Watch for the last quarter moon tonight after midnight, or around dawn Monday.
Watch for the moon late at night now, or in the early morning. Last quarter moon will come on July 16.
Fullest moon the night of July 8 for the Americas, the night of July 9 for Asia.
It appears more than half, but less than full. It’s waxing toward full moon, which happens on the night of July 8 or 9, depending on your time zone.
It officially comes on July 1, but, if you live in the Americas, watch for a nearly 1st quarter moon on the evening of June 30. It’ll appear half-illuminated and near Jupiter!
First quarter moon will be July 1 at 00:51 UTC. Full moon will be July 9 at 04:07 UTC.
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