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A simplified animation of the tilt of the waxing or waning Moon in different parts of the world
Question: Why is the crescent moon at sunset sometimes tilted like a backwards "C", and sometimes flat on its back like a "U"?
Introduction: This is a tough question, and one that even the experts make mistakes on. First, the pointed parts of the crescent are sometimes referred to as the moon's "horns". Because the moon is just a big rock out in space, it doesn't glow like a star. So we only see the part that is lit up by the sun. Therefore, the crescent moon's "horns" will always be pointed away from the sun.
Originally posted by innervision0730
I agree, nice observation OP. When the moon is in front of my house its always like a U-shape with a shadow being on top (like the picture above) then a couple hours later when it's behind my house it's back to "normal" It think it's just where I'm located..
Originally posted by Neilc1972
IF there is any kind of pole shift in march i will run up my street naked except for one of my wifes thongs shouting im a little teapot, video it and post it here for all to see
Originally posted by SonoftheSun
I see that saying that the moon is normal might be taboo...