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originally posted by: TBarr
a reply to: rickymouse
i am in Florida ..the Atlantic coast. THE MOON IS SIDEWAYS TONITE! I am a stargazer/moon watcher. i have NEVER ..EVER seen the moon look like this! Tonite where i am.. it should be lit on the left and dark on the right. Instead... the TOP IS GONE! ITS NOT NORMAL! The moon doesnt wax and wane top to bottom!
The moon doesnt wax and wane top to bottom!
say it should be waning
You've never seen a third quarter Moon?
Ive never seen this "phase" of the moon
Ever notice how a full Moon always rises at sunset?
I photogragh the sunsets and the moon regularly
originally posted by: TBarr
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A wet moon (also called a Cheshire moon) is the visual phenomenon when the "horns" of the crescent Moon point up at an angle, away from the horizon, so that the crescent takes on the appearance of a bowl or smile. A wet moon occurs when the crescent Moon is low above the horizon and at a point more or less directly above the Sun's (invisible) position below the horizon. This in turn is determined by the positions of the Moon and Earth in their respective orbits, the inclinations of these orbits relative to one another and to Earth's celestial equator, and the observer's latitude on Earth. Wet moons occur routinely in the tropics (where the Sun and Moon rise and set nearly vertically), but rarely in the polar regions (where the Sun and Moon rise and set at a glancing angle or not at all).
May I ask what would cause the moon to be seen in mid afternoon high in the sky?
Or you never noticed.
NEVER SEEN IT LOOK LIKE THIS.
Can i ask your location.
Incorrect. As I said, at the moment the ecliptic is nearly perpendicular to the horizon in Florida. If the side of the Moon were illuminated there would be something wrong, very wrong.
the right side should be dark today.. NOT THE TOP