Why does the moon appear stationary on some nights and on others you can clearly see it moving?
We know the moon rotates around the earth. Why does it appear to be stationary on some nights, and on other nights you can clearly see it move if you stay still enough to notice?
On the nights when the moon appears stationary, the moon seems to follow you, no matter where you move on the ground.
On nights when you can clearly see the moon move if you stay still enough to notice, the moon appears to be darting across the sky at a certain rate. This seems to be very noticeable when it's windy out, but not always. You can see the moon moving on some nights even if the clouds aren't.
Please help- thank you.