Phase: Waxing Crescent (10.4%)

Location: St. Croix Observatory (SCO)
Date: 2017-06-26
Time: 9:50 PM - 9:55 PM
Temperature 20° C
Equipment: Binoculars, 10x30 IS
Magnification: x10
Seeing: Very Good (4)
Transparency: Very Good (4)

Moonrise: 8:28 AM   Moonset: 11:13 PM     
Sunrise: 5:31 AM       Sunset: 9:07 PM 

Cloudless night.

When we arrived at SCO, the sliver of a Moon was peeking through the evergreens. There wasn't much time before it disappeared. I was able to find Mare Crisium (the western shore still in shadow at the terminator), Cleomedes, the Gang of 4 and several other craters in the lower segment of the crescent. The remaining surface of the Moon was dark but the 'full' Moon could be seen (Earthshine).  

When it disappeared, I went on to general observing. Here are the notes for General Session - June 26-27, 2017.



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