Space and Astronomy for Kids/astronomy


FriendA wrote at 2007-07-27 16:27:50
Quote:  "... when full it is visible almost all day and night".

Correction: a full moon and sun are opposite to each other when viewed from earth. A full moon therefore is not visible very long during the day, only near sunrise and sunset!

[I think it is the expert that should be "much more observant" as he suggests!]


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Doug wrote at 2013-08-22 04:45:56
Wrong! I Just observed the full moon of 8/20/13 all day so yes, be more observant, read moonrise and set times for a full moon, and never put your mouth in motion before putting your brain in gear and don't argue with cosmologists.

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