Crescent Watches

Many astronomers shun the moon because it is so bright that it makes the entire sky bright and you can’t see dim and distant galaxies. But the Stillwater Stargazers has a group of people that seek to see the moon when seeing the moon is difficult. We call this a Crescent Watch and the goal is to catch a setting moon that is just a few tens of hours past a new moon. It is just a tiny sliver that sets right behind the sun while it is still dusk.

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