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    Cool March New Moon Spotting

    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.


    For astronomical graphics and data visit
    www.CurtRenz.com/astronomical

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    I'm even more excited about the conjunction with Venus and Jupiter on the 25th - I hope it will be a nice photo op.

    Did get a nice view of the old crescent moon this morning on the drive to work.
    At night the stars put on a show for free (Carole King)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    I'm even more excited about the conjunction with Venus and Jupiter on the 25th - I hope it will be a nice photo op.

    Did get a nice view of the old crescent moon this morning on the drive to work.
    Hey Swift,

    I do believe you missed the conjunction. Jupiter and Venus were closest on March 15, 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Express View Post
    Hey Swift,

    I do believe you missed the conjunction. Jupiter and Venus were closest on March 15, 2012.
    No, I saw that one (I got some photos I should up-load). I'm talking about the three-way among the Moon, Venus , and Jupiter.

    By the way, welcome to BAUT.
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