If one sees the moon through a tree, can one say birchat lavana lichatchilla? Its a clear night and you can see the outline of the moon, however, it’s through a tree? You clearly know its the moon.

Answer:

Yes, it is permitted to say birkas ha-levanah under such circumstances.

The condition mentioned by the Gemara for saying birkas ha-levanah is that the moon should be bright enough to derive benefit from its light. Seeing the moon through a tree does not disqualify a bright moon from the berachah.

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