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Topic: Moon Observations

Topic Posted by: Melissa Cheung
Date Posted: Mon Feb 15 5:09:06 US/Eastern 1999
Topic Description: Has keeping a Moon Journal helped you umderstand the Moon's behavior or has it made it seem more puzzling? Here's a chance for you to pose questions and share insights about your moon observations.

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Posted by: liane ([email protected] )
Date posted: Fri Mar 5 14:43:02 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: moon
The results show that we really don't know what happens to the moon! We think we notice it, but really don't. One thing I found surprising is that there were hardly any "Don't know" answers! We think we know it all! Does any one know what the moon that is visible during the day is called?

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Subject: moon
Reply Posted by: Caroline BigTrees
Date Posted: Thu Mar 25 12:56:35 US/Eastern 1999
Isn't the moon that is visible during the day called a moon shadow? As for the responses to the survey. . . well, what are the correct answers? Let me hazard a guess or two. The observed moon is different in the northern and southern hemispheres. In the northern hemisphere, it goes from "waxing crescent ) to waxing gibbous I) to full moon 0 to waning gibbous (I to waning crescent ( . A new moon is really not visible. Hope my improvised graphics are clear. How do I know this? I do observe the moon every day. But to check my answer, I consulted my Nature Company t-shirt entitled "Phases of the Moon."

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