It’s a challenge every month to spot the New Moon by naked-eye from ground level after sunset at the earliest date possible. I use the term New Moon in its traditional sense of one’s first sighting of the Moon after its monthly solar conjunction (Dark Moon). The Dark Moon (which some call New Moon) will be in geocentric longitudinal conjunction with the Sun on 2014 NOV 22 at 12:32 UT (06:32 CST).
The early spotting of a New Moon becomes a bit easier for observers north of the tropics as we move further from the time of the autumnal equinox. This causes the angle at sunset to become a little wider between the ecliptic and the horizon. It’s unlikely that even sharp eyed folks will first spot the half-day-old Moon on NOV 22. Most people should have better luck the next evening. See my previews above for NOV 22-24.
Also above is a link to a panorama including all Diana’s Bows in 2014. That’s a waxing crescent Moon about 10% illuminated and aged about three days. The name is a reference to the archery equipment of the ancient Roman Goddess of Hunting and the Moon. The graphic nicely illustrates how the season of the year affects the viewing of a waxing crescent Moon.