Unformatted text preview: located at the location labeled 6 PM, the Moon would be high in the sky, and the Sun would be on the horizon; in this case, this is also referred to as the time of sunset. A person at the midnight position would see the Moon on the horizon, setting. Remember, as viewed from above the North pole, all motions are counter-clockwise. The Earth will be spinning around while the Moon remains in about the same position (the first quarter phase location). All day, anyone seeing the Moon would see a First Quarter moon. To see the Moon you must be located on the side of the Earth that is toward the Moon, so the person located at the 6 AM spot wouldn't see the First Quarter Moon, and neither would anyone located at a position corresponding to 1 AM, 2 AM, 3 AM. .. all the way until Noon. It would take a day or two for there to be a noticeable change in the Moon's rising and setting times....
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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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