why do I sometimes see the moon in the morning after the sun rises?
- Ronald 7Lv 71 month ago
Because the Sun is still low in the Sky and fully shining on the Moon
- nineteenthlyLv 71 month ago
I don't understand why you find this surprising. Are you thinking of the Sun as cancelling it out? It orbits Earth and sometimes that puts it in the daytime sky.
- Tom SLv 71 month ago
The Full Moon rises at sunset, then it rises about 50 minutes later each day. The New Moon rises at sunrise. The Moon is in the day sky just as often as it is in the night sky, it orbits the Earth, night side and day side, the whole Earth.
- Mike GLv 71 month ago
Because it moves.
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- 1 month ago
The moon orbits the Earth in about 29 days, and it orbits in the same direction Earth turns. That means the Earth has to turn a complete 360, then *about 12 1/2 degrees more* to catch up to where the moon has moved to since yesterday.
Half the time, the moon is on the daylight side of Earth, and the other half it's over the night time side; so, on occasion - the moon will be visible from before midnight through the morning hours.
- ANDYLv 51 month ago
"A moonlit night" is a common saying. "A moonlit day" is not. Despite the fact that the moon can also be seen during the day, people just ignore it or it doesn't manifest itself much as at nighttime.
So seeing a moon in the morning (even almost a full moon) is normal. The moon at those hours of the day will be located more to the western sky. It reflects the light coming to it from the sun just as it does during the night. However, in the presence of humidity or of course clouds, the observation would be hindered.
Furthermore, the moon during the day will be seen only during its initial waning process; so that makes more than a week each month.
- SumDudeLv 71 month ago
location, location, location. The sun, moon, and earth are real estate.
- I can fly...!Lv 41 month ago
Its a good question. I sometimes see it in the afternoon too. It probably is when the moon is at a sharply different angle than the sun, so its not getting brighted out, is my guess.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Sometimes the moon has to work late.
- Anonymous1 month ago
it forgets to hide sometimes