As a general rule of thumb, the moon is the nighttime substitute for the sun… it rises in the East and sets in the West. What is uniquely different is that the moon has phases which can help point in the direction of South by determining the polar axis of the moon and follow the extended line down to the Earth’s horizon. The higher in the sky the moon is, the more accurate it points. Click HERE to use an interactive Lunar Phase Model.
you should link the photo as well. to the url it came from that way if folks clicked on they could go.
Good thinking Phillip… it’s now linked.
The horns of a new moon point to the east. The horns of an old moon point to the west.