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So wheres the moon?

November 3rd, 2008 at 06:26 pm

In general I ignore the moon. It doesn't help me keep track of anything, and I can't see it from my house most of the time, so why bother.

But my son has developed an interest in it.

Did you know 'almost full is actually gibbous? (waxing or waning depending on if it is going full or shrinking)

Well after a bit of reading last night GMC wanted to see the real thing, so I took a peek outside, no moon visible from either the front or back yard.

According to this

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site, the trouble seems to be the moon 'rose' around 11 am, and would 'set' at 9ish, I should have been looking behind trees or houses for it, instead of up.

But then checking
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this site I would have been looking at a 'new moon' being astronomers term for 'no moon to see'...

Though I cannot seem to find if that site knows where I live or not.

Regardless we shall make another attempt later in the week. Just have to figure out which way to look.

4 Responses to “So wheres the moon?”

  1. nanamom Says:

    As we drove to pick up DH last night we could see the moon. It was a perfect crescent in a clear sky, just beautiful.

  2. MICLASON Says:

    Princess, did you find it??
    I'm always pretty aware of the moon, and at my house you can see it either from the back yard or the street...

  3. princessperky Says:

    No, but then I didn't look. I was even out at dusk taking a walk, but with a different set of kids, so wasn't thinking of the moon...phooey

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Understanding how the moon "works" is great for kids! What a cool kid to be taking an interest!

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