Originally posted by officiallyfreakedout
I'm so ashamed that it didn't click for me. I noticed the crescent moon pointing upward like a "U" too. I even thought to myself boy that's different but was on vacation so was quickly distracted. How is that possible? Wouldn't the earth or moon need to be rotating differently to do that? Why hasn't the media said anything? Kind of a hard thing to ignore.
This depends on the orientation of the moon compared to the sun and this varies from day to day since sun is the the source of the light on the moon.
You should download stellarium or similar software so you can compare it with what you saw.
edit on 14-2-2011 by juleol because: (no reason given)