Last night’s young moon
The young moon is back in the evening sky. We got several nice photos of it last night on EarthSky pages at Facebook and Google+. The photo at the top of this post comes from our friend Ken Christison in North Carolina. Thank you, Ken!
This is going to be an exciting month for moon-watching. The moon will be near the planet Mars – which is now having its best month in two years – on the nights of April 13 and 14. During the night of April 14-15, the moon will reach the crest of its full phase and undergo a total lunar eclipse, with Mars looking on nearby.