Wednesday February 14th the thin waning crescent Moon will be crossing the plane of the ecliptic moving south. This is known as the descending node, one of two intersections the Moon’s orbital path (dark green line) has with the ecliptic.
On the day of the node crossing the 28-day old waning crescent Moon will be over the eastern horizon about an hour before the Sun rises. The Moon will reach new phase approximately 24 hours after this node crossing.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for monthly observing information, or here to go to bobs-spaces.