Originally posted by TWILITE22
... but I also get the feeling that all is not well.Why?Because I don't ever remember seeing it directly over my head like that ever!...
This is what I said before about people just not noticing
that the Moon has looked tilted at Moon-rise and Moon-set in the past.
Just like TWILITE22 has never noticed that it is normal for the Moon to be high overhead at times (this happens in the winter during the nighttime
hours and in the summer during the daylight hours), perhaps the OP just doesn't remember noticing, or just never had the occasion to notice, the
moon-set looking tilted.
The Moon is such an ever-present object that it often gets taken for granted and overlooked, so it is not unusual or surprising that some people tend
not to notice the more detailed characteristics of the Moon's orientation and path through the sky. Even on nights when the Moon is in the sky, if
you asked a typical person on the street what phase the Moon was in without looking, they would probably have no idea, because even if the moon was in
the sky at the time, they probably took no specific notice of it.
On another thread, someone used a compass to measure the location of the rising Sun yesterday and was surprised to see that the Sun did not rise
directly in the East. He went on to say that he thought the the Sun ALWAYS rose directly in the east. Obviously this person just never took detailed
notice of the location of the Sunrise before.
edit on 12/15/2011 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)