Itís nearly time for my monthly New Moon spotting challenge. North Americans may be able to sight the Moon about a day and a half old on 2012 MAR 23, while appearing as an unusual Lunar Boat, i.e. U-shaped. Europeans will have an opportunity to spot it when younger than a day.
My detailed article previewing the waxing crescent Moonís first appearance of the coming lunar month appears under the links for my related graphics at www.CurtRenz.com/moon
Photos and descriptions of the young Moon would be welcome additions to this thread. Please include your location, date, time and time zone.
Below is a photo that I took from Arlington Heights, Illinois of the Lunar Boat aged 32:47 hrs on 2009 MAR 27 at 19:53 CDT. It may appear similar for you on 2012 MAR 23.