The Moon was at first quarter above the southern horizon last evening as shown in the photo below.
This picture was taken using a variable polarizing filter I just received. It is great because the amount of light that passes though varies from 1 to 40% with an easy twist adjustment. It helps cut back on the glare as the Moon can be very bright through even a small telescope. I personally think I had it a bit too dark but the clouds were rolling in so I didn’t have a long time to play.
Over the next few days the Moon will appear more and more gibbous and more to the east-southeast in the early evening. Here is a picture of the waxing gibbous Moon from last month (June 28) taken while there was still light in the sky. This one is unfiltered.
One of the nice things about viewing the Moon is that it’s often bright enough to enjoy during the day. You might catch it in the afternoon in the next few days during the waxing gibbous phase and then again in the morning hours during the waning gibbous phase. At full Moon, it rises at sunset and is out essentially all night.