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The young moon is back in the west after sunset. Very lovely, and passing near some bright stars in the days ahead.
New moon will happen on April 26 at 12:16 UTC. It’s 2017’s first supermoon, that is, a moon particularly close to Earth. Expect larger than usual tides to follow this new moon.
Some caught the waning crescent moon – the “old” moon – in the east before dawn Monday morning. Next new moon is April 26, 2017 at 12:16 UTC.
Moon reaches the last quarter phase on the night of April 18-19, 2017. Watch for it after midnight – or around dawn – and use it to imagine Earth’s motion through space.
Watch for the moon late at night now, or before dawn. Last quarter moon will come on the night of April 18-19.
Tonight’s full moon (April 11 at 6:08 UTC) is the 1st full moon of northern spring and fixes the date of Easter Sunday.
Full moon is coming up on the night of April 10-11.
How can you come to know our ever-changing moon? The most important key is that it’s a world in space with a day side and a night side.
Everything you want to know about the moon in 2017 – including phases, cycles, eclipses and supermoons – from world-renowned astronomer Fred Espenak.
Half the moon always faces us. And half the moon is always lit by the sun. But, in the language of astronomers, there are no ‘half moons.’
An astrophotographer in France captured an amazing photo of the moon at the precise instant of new moon.
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