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1st quarter moon is April 22

This 1st quarter moon will offer gorgeous telescopic views for those taking part in Astronomy Day. Then it’ll conveniently set, leaving the sky dark for this weekend’s Lyrid meteors.

New moon is April 15-16

New moon is April 16 at 01:57 UTC … the evening of April 15 for the Americas. Especially in North America, you might see an extremely young moon, below brilliant Venus, shortly after sunset April 16.

Last quarter moon on April 8

The April 2018 last quarter moon was near 2 planets, Mars and Saturn.

Where’s the moon? Waxing gibbous

It’s waxing toward the 1st of 2 full moons for the month of March.

Top 4 keys to mastering moon phases

The most important key is to think of the moon as a world in space, with a day and night side.

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.

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.’