On the morning of December 27, 2016, you’ll have the opportunity to view an old moon. The Moon rises in East-Southeast around 5:38 AM EST and is just 2.7% illuminated which means a very thin crescent will be visible. Best viewing time should be around 6:15 AM EST just as dawn breaks. Also, if you have a low enough horizon, look for Saturn 5 degrees below and slightly East of the Moon. By 7:20 AM the Sun rises above the horizon and the whole scene is awash in daylight.
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