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The young moon is back in the evening sky, waxing toward a lunar eclipse on January 31.
This new moon is most nearly between the Earth and sun for this month. It crosses the sky with the sun during the day.
In 2013, an astrophotographer in France captured an amazing photo of the moon at the precise instant of new moon.
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.
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.’
Sirius, future South Pole Star
A new day from space