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If the Earth is round, why is the moon visible during the day time?

Author : injanier

Submitted : 2017-06-17 18:25:00    Popularity:     

Tags: moon  Earth  visible  time  day  

During the time that the sun is out, the moon is supposed to be on the opposite side of the spherical Earth. I had noticed that I was able to see the moon while the sun was out. I originally thought that perhaps the other side of the world was experiencin

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"During the time that the sun is out, the moon is supposed to be on the opposite side of the spherical Earth" - wrong.

The moon orbits the Earth, it doesn't stay in one place.
We see the moon by the sunlight it reflects - why would that have ANYTHING to do with a spherical Earth?

New moon is when the moon is between the Earth and the sun, so no one sees it.

Earth is round, we wouldn't have Gravity otherwise.
The Moon is quite bright during its daytime on the Earth facing side, especially when full.
Bright enough to even be visable through our thin blue sky.

Have you REALLY <<never>> seen the moon during the day in your entire life so far?

That is absurd.

1) The moon is visible during some part of the day almost every day.
2) Your reasoning about the moon and a flat vs. spherical earth is TOTAL nonsense.

Did you ever take a science class?

The ONLY time the Moon is on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun is at Full Moon and this phase necessarily rises at sunset, sets at sunrise. First quarter moon rises at noon, sets at midnight. Third (last) quarter moon rises at midnight, sets at noon. Just about every ancient and primitive culture has been aware of this

There are two moons now orbiting Earth. Didn't you hear the news?

This should have and could have been covered in ANY geometry class, if not the 1st year of algebra.

well the earth is flat...

Please be trolling... Or at least, not a product of the US Public Education System...

I can't even deal with this. Oh man, I hope you are trolling, lol.



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