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Text1. The Moon can appear to be heavily tilted from the mid-latitudes, especially in the winter
2. The Moon takes a different path across the nighttime sky in the winter than the moon tajkes across the nighttime sky in the summer. Please notice I emphasized "nighttime".
...So, yeah. "The Moon is monthly", just like you said. However, that has nothing to do with how the Earth's tilt will affect the way a particular phase of the Moon is observed from a person on Earth in December when compared to June.
Forget the 18.6 year cycle. Sure -- that's a factor, by a minor one that is just serving to confuse the issue. Also, forget that the Moon has a monthly revolution around the Earth, while the Earth has a yearly revolution around the Sun. That is not relevant at all.
So, of course the Young Moon will seem to be very close to horizontal. The Young Moon is the most horizontal--looking phase due to its position in the Earth's sky relative to the sun.
Well, by definition, that is not possible because the Young Moon is always right behind the Sun in the winter sky, and moving basically along the same path as the Sun (maybe with a few degree difference). It would never be "next to" the sun in the winter when they both are setting.
The moon is appearing as boat, smile, Cheshire, horned etc. from mid-latitudes all year round.
Your skill at ad hominem distractions knows no bounds.
It was you, after all, who raised the practice of the Islam faith being tied to the Lunar cycles
Perhaps a review of those threads would be in order......
If you're in the UK, go outside right now and look at the moon... it is a Horizontal bowl.
So you're lying and even misquoting wikipedia
There's absolutely nothing wrong with any of my math other than your attempts to misquote it to appear so.
when one talks about going out and looking up at the moon, they're going to do it at night and the part of the Earth facing away from the sun is most definitely seasonal for the same reason that the part facing it is
The seasons are mostly caused by the Earth's tilt.
(orbital distance and amount of landmass on the northern hemisphere that causes the north to experience more variant seasons than the southern),
So as we've been saying, during the winter, the moon as viewed at night on Earth is going to follow the same general path through the sky as the sun does in summer
At least, not outside the normal expectations of how the Moon should look, in crescent, depending on date, Earth location, etc.....This is WELL KNOWN!!!
You are just genetically (or culturally?) unable to admit that you're wrong?
Originally posted by ProudBird
reply to post by luxordelphi
I am sorry that real science disagrees with your delusions.....truly sorry.....
No...hold on...what now? Real science says the boat moon, all the light at the bottom, the Cheshire moon and the smile moon and the wet moon, is supposed to happen at the equator.
Stop lying, and go out and learn!!