The Moo8 - The Moon Take a look at the set up shown in Figure 9 If you were at the point labeled"noon the Sun would be high in the sky but the Moon

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The Moon Take a look at the set up shown in Figure 9. If you were at the point labeled "noon," the Sun would be high in the sky, but the Moon would be on the horizon - it would be rising. If you were 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
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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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