2.3 day old moon.
5.8 percent lit.
The longest day of the year was perfect for detecting any hint of daylight. There was a waxing crescent not really detectable unless a light meter was present.
At just below 45 degrees north the sunlight completely disappeared at approximately 11:18 pm.
21 June 2017
The human race (click here) must start leaving Earth within 30 years to avoid being wiped out by over-population and climate change, Professor Stephen Hawking has warned.
Making an impassioned speech at the Starmus science festival in Trondheim, Norway, the astrophysicist said it was crucial to establish colonies on Mars and the moon, and take a Noah's Ark of plants, animals, fungi and insects, to start creating a new world.
Hawking said it was only a matter of time before the Earth as we know it is destroyed by an asteroid strike, soaring temperatures or over-population.
He said that becoming a "cosmic sloth" was not an option because "the threats are too big and too numerous"....
One might ask, "Where does any colonization prove to work and who gets to go?"