Spot the young moon Saturday night

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – If you plan to do some stargazing tonight (Saturday, January 28, 2017), you may get the chance to see the young moon. The new moon happened last night, Friday, January 27, 2017, meaning a very slim crescent moon will emerge in the western sky about 40 minutes after sunset on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Sunset is at 5:33pm in Greenville, NC on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

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You may need binoculars to see it, as it will be very low in the sky and close to the horizon. If you miss it Saturday night, don’t worry. The crescent moon will gradually grow wider and stay in the sky above the horizon longer through the end of January 2017.

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Happy hunting!

 

– Meteorologist Pierce Legeion

Pierce Legeion is a meteorologist and digital journalist for WNCT 9 First Alert Weather.

Courtesy: earthsky.org

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