The moon will appear as a tiny sliver tonight. Can you spot it?

a tiny sliver of crescent moon in the night sky

How long after new moon can you spot the thin crescent moon against the bright background of a twilight sky?

Cases of naked eye sightings of the moon when it is younger than 24 hours are not very common and sightings within 20 hours of a new phase are very rare. The best opportunities usually come in February, March and April, because during these times the lunar crescent is directly above a sun that has just set.

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