Itís nearly time for my monthly New Moon spotting challenge, which presents greater difficulty after the summer solstice. A few North Americans may sight the two-day-old Moon on July 20. More should be able to see Dianaís Bow on July 21.
My detailed article previewing the waxing crescent Moonís first appearance of the coming lunar month appears under the links for my preview 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 Moon aged 48:03 hrs seen above fireworks on 2008 JUL 04 at 21:22 CDT.