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What to look for on a 1st quarter moon

Half-lit moon, with tiny x-shaped light feature at line between light and dark.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Tim Yacyshyn in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, captured this image on October 5, 2019. He wrote: “Taken exactly 12 hours after 1st quarter. As you can see, the famous Lunar X stands out quite prominently.” Thank you, Tim!

Read more: What is Lunar X?

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December 3, 2019
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