It is difficult to be certain which features will be visible tonight. If there is due to be an eclipse at the time of the coming new moon, the Sun's light will be falling directly on the western side of the Moon, but otherwise the crescent may be centred significantly towards the north or south or the lunar disc. Also, the effects of libration will affect a high proportion of the features on the Moon's thin crescent.
Near the midpoint, a pair of adjacent craters appear as a foreshortened figure of eight. The southern component is the large class 3 Riccioli, with its distinctive, partly light and partly dark floor, whilst the slightly smaller northern one is the ancient Hedin.
To the north of this pair, at a separation roughly the same as their combined length, is the considerably smaller class 2 Cardanus. Just to its north stands another identically-sized crater, Krafft, which although extremely old and eroded actually shows slightly better than its southerly neighbour.