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It’s a challenge every month to spot the New Moon after sunset by naked eye (or eyeglasses) as early as possible. I use the term New Moon in its classical sense of one’s first sighting of the Moon after its monthly solar conjunction (Dark Moon).
The Dark Moon (which some call New Moon) will reach a geocentric minimum illuminated fraction of its apparent disk on 2023 SEP 15 at 02:10 UT (14 at 21:10 CDT).
Sharp eyed observers may find it difficult to spot the one-day-old Moon after sunset on August 15. This due to both the time of year and point in the nodal cycle. See my New Moon Spotting chart above.