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why do I sometimes see the moon in the morning after the sun rises?

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  • 1 month ago

    Because the Sun is still low in the Sky and fully shining on the Moon

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    • D g
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      The moon is independent of the sun it can be infront as in a solar eclipse or  it can be off to the side highlighted by the sun

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  • 1 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.

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  • Tom S
    Lv 7
    1 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.  

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  • Mike G
    Lv 7
    1 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. 

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  • ANDY
    Lv 5
    1 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. 

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  • 1 month ago

    location, location, location. The sun, moon, and earth are real estate.

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  • 1 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.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Sometimes the moon has to work late. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    it forgets to hide sometimes

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