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New moon comes on July 23

This July 23 new moon is the last one before the much-anticipated Great American Eclipse!

Where’s the moon? Waning crescent

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.

Last quarter moon is July 16

Watch for the last quarter moon tonight after midnight, or around dawn Monday.

Where’s the moon? Waning gibbous

Watch for the moon late at night now, or in the early morning. Last quarter moon will come on July 16.

Full Buck or Thunder Moon July 8-9

Fullest moon the night of July 8 for the Americas, the night of July 9 for Asia.

Where’s the moon? Waxing gibbous

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.

Where’s the moon? 1st quarter

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!

Where’s the moon? Waxing crescent

First quarter moon will be July 1 at 00:51 UTC. Full moon will be July 9 at 04:07 UTC.

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.

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.’