Here’s a skywatching challenge you can do from your doorstep just after sunset – as long as skies are clear of course. Try spotting a super-thin crescent Moon very low in the northwestern horizon. it should be visible for an hour afer sunset. What makes it difficult to see is that it will be faint in the glow of the setting sun. Astronomers call it a waxing crcent Moon that is just shy of 2 days old – meaning 2 days past new Moon. Watch the Moon over the next week as it climbs higher in the sky and gets fuller by the day. Makes for a beautiful sight I never get tired of.
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