Lunar Phase: Waxing Crescent (14.6%)
Moonrise: 9:36 AM Moonset: 10:53 PM
Sunrise: 5:55 AM Sunset: 8:49 PM
|Location: St. Croix Observatory (SCO)
Time: 9:18 PM – 9:45 PM Eastern
Temperature: 15° C
Equipment: Visual + Binoculars, 10x30 IS + 15x70
Magnification: x10 + x15
Transparency: good (3)
Seeing: good (3)
Clear, no clouds, light wind. Part of this evening was also general observing - General Session - July 26/27, 2017
Mare Crisium very visible. Its western edge was well lit and this edge formed part of the terminator. Dark floor in Crisium. Cleomedes seen very well above Crisium. Gang of 4 was visible. The southern end of the terminator appeared to have 3 dark valleys/shadows that made it look like a serrated edge. There were 2 more craters that I questioned as to what they were. Maybe Geminus and Endymion?
The shape of the whole Moon could be seen despite parts of it being in shadow. All limbs were visible – Earthshine.