Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Very Young Crescent Moon (April, 2005)

This very thin crescent moon is approximately 26.5 hours old. At the time it was the youngest moon I had ever observed; I've since gotten my record down to twenty-four hours. The record for naked eye observation of the youngest crescent moon is 15.5 hours and that with optical aid is 11 2/3 hours. You I've got room for improvement. You can read more about observing the thin crescent moon for yourself here. Good luck and have fun.

4 comments:

Danudin said...

Very full almost an eclipse.

BobbieCoughlin said...

Oh my--that is lovely! It's so huge, and I love the barely seen shadow that is the whole of the moon.

jen said...

love that sliver.

Allison said...

Wow! Lovely!