Wednesday, September 20, 2006

20060921 - Last Crescent Alert

A reminder that tomorrow morning the last crescent rises 05:46EDT || 09:46UT. Back in July was the last time Charlie & I caught the slender crescent rise, a report is here.

I anticipate a sighting around 6am, give or take 3 or 4minutes to either side. That July sighting we had incredibly clear horizon for a bridge top observation at 1°29'. If the same occurs on Thursday then could be slightly earlier.

Some stats of this crescent at 6am EDT:

Age : 28d14h49m (28.6175d)
Illuminated: 1.0%
Phase: 168°22'
Size: 29'28"
Magnitude -5.0

For the scoop on the next new crescent get the info from Moon Watch. It can be seen the following day after the new Moon this month.