The Moon can destroy a truly dark location. Half Moon is a lot of light, but it is still a great chance to see targets you might otherwise not get a chance to see. Many would see it as light pollution in a dark location.
That said it sound like a brilliant opportunity to get.
The very best of luck and clear skies to you...
Celestron 8"Edge HD SCT.
Skywatcher ED80mm refractor.
Explore Scientific - 127mm f/7.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED.
Lunt - 60mm H-alpha Solar-Telescope with Double Stacked 50 Etalon system, B600 blocking filter and 2 " Crayford Focuser
orion star shoot solitaire autoguider.
Canon 5D Mark II dslr.
Two men sat behind prison bars,One saw mud, the other saw stars. It's not where you are, it's what you see!!!