A ‘new’ Moon.
Image courtesy NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS).

New moon occurs today.  This is not good for those hoping to see the moon, but it is good for other observing concerns.  A major issue for many of us is light pollution.  The moon is a natural source of light pollution and it is worst near full moon. New moon offers darker skies.

Please practice responsible social distancing when you go outside to observe.