Thank you Tom! Pierre set the bar high. I'll see if I can do better next time:-) What may have impacted your site was that there looked to be a fairly heavy layer of haze or smoke around the southern point of the White Tanks and over toward the Estrella's. Knowing your location, I could see where that might have been a factor. There was sufficient haze to the West to make me question being able to pick out the Moon. As I wasn't using a computer, I almost missed it because I was sweeping a bit too far south at first but adjusted and picked it up with 7 minutes to spare. Thank you, Jimmy Ray -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tom Polakis Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 9:23 PM To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Young Moon That's impressive, Jimmy. Pierre Schwaar would have been proud. He made young moon hunting into an obsession, and the youngest one he saw (from Sentinel) was 13 hours, 28 minutes. We saw it as an arc about 120 degrees long, with some breaks in it -- similar to your photo. I went to the industrial park at the end of my street with 10x30mm binos. Despite knowing I was pointing in the right place, I failed to see it. Tom -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.