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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 DEC 12 at 23:07 UT (17:07 CST).
Even sharp eyed observers may find it impossible to spot the one-day-old Moon after sunset on December 13. This due to both the time of year and the point in the nodal cycle. Luck should improve the following evening. See my New Moon Spotting chart above.