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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.
In 2013, an astrophotographer in France captured an amazing photo of the moon at the precise instant of new moon.
Will you see the moon Friday morning from the Americas? Not likely. New moon will come on June 24, 2017 at 02:31 UTC.
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.’
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