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Daytime Moon Will Be Appearing in the Sky

If you look up at the sky right after sunrise, you might be able to see the moon in a clear morning. Such a phenomenon usually happens after the full moon and will persist until the new moon.

In the days after full moon, the moon is officially in a waning gibbous phase, rising after nightfall and setting in a westward direction shortly after sunrise. If you look for the moon at the same time every morning, you’ll see this week’s waning moon appearing higher and higher in the western sky each early morning, for several days.

Though I won't be seeing the daytime moon anytime soon, I have been able to see it before. I was curious why I saw the moon in the day. Now, I understand the reason behind it. For others, they might know this type of moon as the "children's moon" with varying explanations as to why it's called that way. We will see the daytime moon until August 1, when the moon becomes new again.

(Image credit: Robert Kixmiller/Wikimedia Commons)


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Same here in Australia. The moon seems to appear often enough during the day.
Perhaps people don't notice it because it's not bright enough to attract their attention?
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i'm curious as to why this is on here, did people not ever notice the moon during the day? I am in Canada and its quite often we see the moon during day light hours,morning and in the afternoon. in fact the first time I ever questioned a teacher was in grade 3 I think when we were told you could only see the moon at night which I knew was not true at all.
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