Visual thin crescent options in 2008

Some data on the remaining new moons of 2008, for trying to visually observe a very thin crescent, mostly during daylight.
All elongations and estimates are given for Munich (48N, 12E), with the conjunction times being geocentric, though.
I assume, that a proper telescope is used.

!! BEWARE OF THE SUN !!
The concentrated light of the sun can easily destroy your eyes and equipment !!

Do not try daytime observation of the crescent unless you really know what you are doing. You have been warned.

simple on the morning of 2. June
3. June 2008, 19:23 UT, Tuesday, elongation 3.95, possible observation on 3. June, Venus und Mercury very near to the Sun
better chance on the evening of 4. June
good chance on 2. July, results
3 July 2008, 02:19 UT, Thursday, elongation 2.38, difficult on 3. July, Mercury far west of the Sun
simple on 4. July
good chance on 30. July
1 August 2008, 10:13 UT, Friday, elongation 0.51, total solar-eclipse in Siberia, probably impossible on 1. August, Venus east of the Sun
good chance on 2. August
simple on 29. August
30 August 2008, determines the begin of Ramadan, 19:58 UT,Saturday, elongation 2.62, conjunction below the Sun, very difficult on 30. August, Venus and Mercury east of the Sun
possible on 31. August
possible on 28.September
29 September 2008, determines the end of Ramadan, 08:12 UT, Monday, elongation 4.43, conjunction below the Sun, difficult on 29. September, Venus and Mercury east of the Sun
simple on 30. September
difficult on 28. October
29 October 2008, 01:14 UT, Wednesday, elongation 5.34, conjunction below the Sun, difficult on 29. October, Mercury west of the Sun, Venus to the east
possible on 30. October
27 November 2008, 18:55 UT, Thursday, elongation 5.31, conjunction below the Sun, very low in the sky
27 December 2008, 14:22 UT, Sunday, elongation 3.72, conjunction below the Sun, very low in the sky

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