Took the scope out for a quick peek at the 5 day old moon, just after sunset when it was still light outside. Very pretty, the contrast and detail of all the craters through the scope was amazing. At 48x the moon just comfortably fits in my eyepiece view, you could probably cram two moons side by side without touching. But with one just nicely centered, a big bright sickle. No Earthshine visible.