Get Set for Spectacular Morning Sky Show + Super New Moon Rises Be Aware of the Spring Tides If you don't mind getting up a bit early, the skies are offering a very special treat for the next several days. At the end of the month, from September 25th to the 27th, look east half an hour before dawn for an increasingly slimmer crescent, that appears lower in the sky each day. On Sept. 26, the waning crescent moon swings past the bright star Regulus, the brightest star in Leo constellation and one of the brightest stars of the night sky. On Saturday, September 28, will be the New Moon. New moons happen regularly, but this upcoming event is special. It's also a Supermoon. On Saturday night, the Supermoon and the New Moon will coincide. People in coastal areas should be alert for strong spring tides. During a new moon, both the moon and the sun tug from the same side, causing an even bigger range in the tides. However, when the new moon is especially close to Earth — as it is on Saturday — the effect of the latter is magnified, and the result is strong spring tides also known as "king" tides. Clear Skies Everyone!