Sunrise at Copernicus crater: How to see the 'Monarch of the Moon'

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Oct 22, 2019
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"On Tuesday (Aug. 25), after the moon has completed the first quarter of its orbit around Earth, the relative positions of the Earth, sun and moon cause us to see it half-illuminated on its eastern side. A first-quarter moon always rises around noon and sets around midnight, so it is also visible in the afternoon daytime sky. The evenings surrounding first quarter are the best times to see the lunar terrain when it is dramatically lit by low-angled sunlight. (Image credit: Starry Night)"

I enjoy looking at the Moon near first-quarter and waxing gibbous phase too using my 90-mm refractor telescope. Weather permitting, always fun to look at the Moon, also Last Quarter and waning crescent phase, early in the morning :)
 

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