Recently, I have made a number of attempts to evoke Dantalion to visible appearance. To date, I have not succeeded yet.
I am wondering whether my calculations for timing and moon phases are wrong. The Goetia says: "The best dayes are when ye [moon] is 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 or 14 dayes old."
In the past, I would look up the date of the new moon online. I would count that date as day 1. The next day would be day 2. I would consider that to be an auspicious time for evocation.
However, upon reflection, at new moon (as currently defined), the moon may not be visible yet. The first day on which the moon is visible (barring clouds or other obstructions) should be day 1. The following day should be day 2.
What are your thoughts?
Additionally, I note that some authors say that sunlight is a hindrance to evocation, while other authors say that it is not a problem.