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The young moon is back in the west after sunset. Very lovely, and passing near some bright stars on Sunday evening.
It’s not just any supermoon, but the closest and largest supermoon of 2017. The young moon that follows this new moon will mark the beginning of Ramadan.
You might catch the old moon near Mercury Tuesday morning. Next new moon – a supermoon – will be Thursday, May 25, at 19:44 UTC.
Watch for the last quarter moon tonight after midnight – or around dawn Friday – and use it to imagine Earth’s motion through space.
Watch for the moon late at night now, or before dawn. Last quarter moon will come on May 18 or 19, depending on your time zone.
A full moon looks full because it’s opposite Earth from the sun, showing us its fully lighted hemisphere or day side.
Full moon is coming up on the night of May 10.
A first quarter moon appears half-lit from Earth. It rises at noon, and is highest at sunset.
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.’
An astrophotographer in France captured an amazing photo of the moon at the precise instant of new moon.
Moon, Gemini stars, Procyon on May 28
Young moon returns to the west