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Am I correct here.

Wanning crecent would a thin sliver of a Moon visible in the early morning, just before sunrise. Since the moon rises in the east, and since this moon phase is best seen before sunrise, it will be located in the east.

Also, would wanning crecent be visable near the horizon, or high in the sky?

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You have the right idea. Now you ask will it be high or low in the sky. Think about the relationship between the sun and the moon.

What is the apparent distance between the moon and the sun at this time?

Answering this tells you where in the sky the moon is.
 
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You have the right idea. Now you ask will it be high or low in the sky. Think about the relationship between the sun and the moon.

What is the apparent distance between the moon and the sun at this time?

Answering this tells you where in the sky the moon is.
This distance would be close correct? So, that would make the sun high in the sky?
 

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Since the moon is "close" to the sun, it will be near by no matter where the sun is. In the early morning you wll see it rise before the sun, then when the sun is in the sky, the moon will not be visible due to glare but it is still there.
 
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I see...So then wanning crecent would be visable near the horizon, just because as it rises, you cannot see it because of the sun.

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