The Waning Gibbous Moon tonight

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A waning gibbous Moon is the phase of the Moon between a full moon and a Last Quarter Moon. In this stage you will see between 51 and 99% of the moon’s surface lit up by the Sun and the Moon will be seen most of the night and early morning.

At this stage the Moon may still be fairly bright to look at with telescopes…… so you may want to use a Moon filter which will significantly cut down on the light gathered by your telescope.

̒The pictures on this page were both taken today at 2:43 Universal Time when the Moon was at a RA/DEC of 2hr 08min ̒and 17° 51̒̒’

The picture below shows some of the interesting craters you will on the Moon tonight.

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~ by sydneystargazers on August 30, 2010.

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