The Moo2 - and your time depends upon where you are...

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The Moon Follow this link to see a little java program showing how the different phases of the Moon would appear to an observer, when they would be seeing them and what the Moon would be doing. You can also change the location of the observer to get different times of day. Figure 9. The location of the First Quarter Moon allows you to determine when it rises (noon), sets (midnight) and when it is high overhead (6 P.M.). In diagrams like Figure 9, you would first have to put the Moon in the appropriate location relative to the Sun and the Earth for its current phase, then what you see depends upon where on the Earth you are,
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Unformatted text preview: and your time depends upon where you are relative to the Sun. A few basic rules to follow for the Moon-rising-setting problems -1. New Moon is in line with the Sun, so it does everything exactly when the Sun does its stuff - rises at 6 AM, sets at 6 PM, and on the meridian at Noon. 2. Full Moon does everything at opposite times relative to the Sun - rises at 6 PM, sets at 6 AM, and is highest (on the meridian) at Midnight. 3. The Quarter phases are located at a 90 degree angle relative to the Sun. Once you figure these things out, it is pretty easy to figure out what the Moon is doing and when it is doing it....
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course AST AST1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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