On the evening of new years eve into new years day i braved the fireworks and set up my 80mm refractor to observe the waxing Gibbous Moon.
the sky was totally clear, apart from the
wizzing and banging fireworks that lit up the sky and almost deafened
me, but it was worth it.
The Moon had just got high enough in
the sky for me to see with the telescope and was in an area of sky
populated with a lot of stars.
The Terminator, (the part of the
Moon where day side meets night), was clearly showing the mountains and
craters, including the largest Moon mountain Piton, which stands 12
miles from base to peak.
See image below, taken 00:05 on 01/01/2016, using 80mm refractor and iphone 5s.