The moon is amazing tonight

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A daily update by. Science news, great photos, sky alerts. At top: Stefanie Bush caught a daytime moon in with an iPhone X, in the midst of anticrepuscular raysover Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland, Florida. For the mainland United States, the April 28 moon rises in the southeast, roughly two to three hours after sunset. A later rising time, of course, means a later setting time. Watch for it! The moon is up in the daytime half of the time. However, there are certain times of the month when the daytime moon is noticeable.

Around the evening of April 28, the moon, and the nearby bright star Antaresrise at mid-to-late evening at mid-northern latitudes. See the chart below. From the Southern Hemisphere, the moon and Antares rise at early-to-mid evening. Day by day, in the days ahead, the lighted portion of the waning gibbous moon will shrink. The half-lit last quarter moon will come on May 3, Why is the daytime moon most noticeable now? The moon is up during the day half the time.

It must be, since it orbits around the whole Earth once a month. At the vicinity of last quarter moon about a week from now, you might have to crane your neck, looking up, to notice it after sunrise. Also, in the hours after sunrise, the moon is fairly near the western horizon, so people out and about might catch sight of it. At mid-northern latitudes in North America, the moon will set about two hours after sunrise on April Bottom line: The moon is now in a waning gibbous phase. Look west! Donate: Your support means the world to us. Privacy Policy. Thank you!

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The moon is amazing tonight

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The moon is amazing tonight

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The moon is amazing tonight

Tonight Watch for a daytime morning moon Posted by. April 28, No matter where you are on Earth, the moon is in the eastern half of the sky on the evenings of April 27, 28 and 29 look later and later each evening after full moon on April 27, The bright star nearby is AntaresHeart of the Scorpion, in the constellation Scorpius. Then — especially by April 29, when the moon is noticeably waning — look westward after sunrise for the daytime moon. The moon in the daytime sky after sunrise in late April and early Mayat mid-northern North American latitudes.

The moon is amazing tonight

In the Southern Hemisphere, the tilt of the ecliptic the blue line on the chart is much steeper than at northerly latitudes. From more southerly latitudes, the daytime moon will climb more upward than sideways with each passing day. Look closely these next few mornings, especially in the hours after sunrise.

Image by Brian Pate.

The moon is amazing tonight

Used with permission. Donate: Your support means the world to us Share. Pin He's a sundial aficionado, whose love for the heavens has taken him to Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and sailing in the North Atlantic, where he earned his celestial certificate through the School of Ocean Sailing and. He also writes and hosts public astronomy programs and planetarium programs in and around his home in upstate New York.

Like what you read? Subscribe and receive daily news delivered to your inbox. More from Bruce McClure. Moon in Gemini before dawn September 29 and 30 September 28, Moon, Aldebaran, Pleiades late night September 25 to 27 September 25, Delta Cephei helps measure cosmic distances September 24, WEbsite by Milkyway.

The moon is amazing tonight

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