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See the Youngest Moon of Your Life Tonight
universetoday.com ^ | January 1, 2014 | Bob King on

Posted on 01/01/2014 5:50:22 PM PST by BenLurkin

New moon occurred at 5:14 a.m. (CST) today. For the U.S. Midwest that makes the moon approximately 12 hours old at sunset this evening. Since the moon moves to the east or away from the sun at the rate of one moon-diameter per hour, skywatchers in the western U.S. will have it somewhat easier shot at seeing it. In Denver, the moon will be 13 hours old, while in San Francisco it will have aged to 14 hours. Hawaii residents will have their shot at a 16-hour-old moon, still very young but farther yet from the sun and easier to see. To know exactly when the sun and moon set for your city, click HERE.

Luckily you’ll have more than just the sunset point to help know in which direction to look; Venus, itself a very thin crescent moon at the moment, hovers 7-8 degrees to the upper left of the moon. You should have no problem seeing a crescent Venus in binoculars.

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1 posted on 01/01/2014 5:50:22 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
B T T T ! ! ! ©

2 posted on 01/01/2014 5:57:29 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: BenLurkin; SunkenCiv

Crescent Venus:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3107331/posts


3 posted on 01/01/2014 6:38:22 PM PST by mikrofon (Happy New Year 2014)
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows; GeronL; JoeProBono; Daffynition; dfwgator; ...
Here's the youngest moon that I've ever seen!
4 posted on 01/01/2014 6:41:36 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: BenLurkin; KC_Lion
did someone mention Moon Young-geun??


5 posted on 01/01/2014 6:44:59 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Revolting cat!

6 posted on 01/01/2014 6:53:44 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: GeronL
No, But I had a run in with the Moonies at work a few weeks ago.

One of those young girls even had a picture of In Jin Moon.

7 posted on 01/01/2014 7:05:26 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

lol


8 posted on 01/01/2014 7:06:23 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: mikrofon; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; ...

Thanks mikrofon, extra to APoD.


9 posted on 01/01/2014 7:06:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: KC_Lion
lol

did you see them here? lol

10 posted on 01/01/2014 7:08:39 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: BenLurkin
Good info, thanks. But you'll have to post a picture for me; inversion layer here means sky is invisible. I just went out to check.

Meanwhile, somewhere it looks like this?

Happy New Year


11 posted on 01/01/2014 7:10:21 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: GeronL
LOLZ!

That is the Best Sign EVER!

Genius!

12 posted on 01/01/2014 7:28:52 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Veto!

we have overcast here


13 posted on 01/01/2014 7:39:33 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: KC_Lion

yep, I agree


14 posted on 01/01/2014 7:39:45 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL
You likee cheeseeecake with your moooonie-girl, GeroneeeL-san???
Geez, she looks all of 11 years old.
15 posted on 01/01/2014 7:59:40 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: JoeProBono
That is a DISGUSTING photo!!

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Heeheehee.

16 posted on 01/01/2014 8:02:45 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Veto!

Looks like the Disney Cheshire cat!!!


17 posted on 01/01/2014 8:03:19 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain; KC_Lion

She does look a lot younger than she is. I noticed that a long time ago.

I got her name wrong. It’s Moon Geun-young not Moon Young-geun.

She is 26 now. She could still play a high school kid, maybe middle school kid convincingly.

“The nations’ little sister” was her nickname apparently.


18 posted on 01/01/2014 8:03:58 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL
She does look a lot younger than she is. I noticed that a long time ago. I got her name wrong. It’s Moon Geun-young not Moon Young-geun.
She is 26 now. She could still play a high school kid, maybe middle school kid convincingly.
“The nations’ little sister” was her nickname apparently.

How sweet.
Too bad we won't be around to see "little sister" when she's not so cute, at, say 40. Oh well. THEN she will be replaced by yet ANOTHER cute, sweet looker who will use her looks unrepentantly to get what she wants.

Most of the young on-air female lookers do the same thing all over the planet.
It sure sets them up to fail as older women. Eventually they will be as bitter and sour as they were once SWEET looking.

Hah, she was undoubtedly taught all that by her female relatives! So men can't be blamed. Now there's a switch!

19 posted on 01/01/2014 8:22:43 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: SunkenCiv

Cloudy and raining here in Alabama.


20 posted on 01/02/2014 1:25:16 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: BenLurkin
Maybe 25 years ago there was an article in Sky & Telescope about observers trying to break the record on seeing the newest new moon. I think the best anyone had done by that time was 17 hours after the astronomical new moon. I don't know if anyone has done better than that--but the 17 hours was achieved under exceptionally favorable conditions, so I doubt anyone can see the moon only 12 hours after astronomical new moon.
21 posted on 01/02/2014 9:19:05 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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