On my roof. A beautiful ‘waxing crescent’ Moon tonight. We used to call this a ‘New Moon’. So new and sharp shiny, it does give a feeling of new hope. Just for the record, and to annoy you all, astronomers apply the term “New Moon” to the moment when the Moon is closest to being in a direct line between the Earth and the Sun – and so is invisible ! On the rare occasions when the Moon is EXACTLY lined up between us and the Sun, it will (obviously!) eclipse the Sun. “Waxing” is an old English world for “increasing” – and is the opposite of “Waning”. We only see a waning crescent on an early morning before sunrise, when the Moon has passed through Full, and the illumination has diminished to a crescent again. The next one of those will be visible in about 3 weeks time.
See stereos !
Brian May: Moondreams 01 – 25 June 2020
Brian May: Moondreams 02 (telescope) – 25 June 2020