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Lunar Boat - 2020 SEP 16

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The term Lunar Boat refers to a crescent Moon shaped like a U, with the appearance of a boat floating above the horizon. This sight is quite common in the tropics, but not so much in other regions. For those of us at mid-northern latitudes, evening Lunar Boats will not be possible until around 2026. However, we’re in the midst of a few years in which predawn Lunar Boats appear for us during the late summer and early autumn.

Below is my rendering of a Lunar Boat as it will be seen from Chicagoland before  dawn on Wednesday 2020 SEP 16.

A sight somewhat similar may be witnessed during the two preceding mornings.

Photos and descriptions of the Lunar Boat would be welcome additions to this thread.



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