Would it be possible to see a full moon during daylight hours?
Yes, it is possible to see a full moon during daylight hours because it is big and brightly lit by the Sun. When you look at the Moon, you are seeing the light which reflects off it. Also because of it's size.
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Answer The Earth rotates around it's own axis every 24 hours. The side of the Earth which faces the Sun is considered day. The moon roughly revolves around the Earth every 2…8 days. The moon does not produce any light itself. When you see the moon you are seeing light which is reflected off the moon's surface. The amount of light reflected depends on the angle the moon makes between the Earth and the Sun. These cause the phases of the moon. For example, when the Earth is between the moon and the Sun, a full moon is seen only at night. Because the side of the moon which reflects the sunlight is facing the part of the Earth that is facing away from the Sun. You can only see a full moon at night. When the moon is between the Earth and the Sun, the side of the moon which is reflecting the sunlight is pointed away from the Earth, so you can't see the light. This is a new moon. Between these two extremes are the other phases, crescents, quarters, gibbons. Each representing more and more of the surface of the moon which is reflecting the sunlight. During these phases, portions of the Earth can see the reflected sunlight off the moon while that portion also faces the sun. Hence you see the moon during the day. If you see the moon rising after the sunrise the moon is going from new moon to full moon. Each morning you will see more and more of the moon, and the moon will rise later and later. Until the moon only rises after the sunsets, which would be a full moon. Similarly, if the moon is east of the sun, the moon is going from new moon to full moon. If you see the moon setting before the sunset, the moon is going from full moon to a new moon. Each evening you will see less and less of the moon until the moon disappears which would be a new moon. Similarly, if the moon is west of the sun the moon is going from full moon to new moon.
For the eclipse to occur the Earth, Sun and Moon have all got to be on the same line. For lunar eclipse, Moon has to be behind Earth, looking from Sun, so Earth's shadow could… cover it. Also, Moon has to be behind Earth for full moon - that's when we see the biggest part of it lit. Moon can't be possibly eclipsed during new moon, because it's then located between Earth and Sun and therefore Earth cannot cast on it a shadow. Also, solar eclipses can only occur when Moon is located between Earth and Sun, ie. in new moon phase. In order for a lunar eclipse to occur, the Moon must be directly 'behind' the Earth, exactly opposite the Sun and in Earth's shadow. It's behind the Earth, opposite the sun, once every month, and that's the position for a Full Moon. But it's usually above or below the shadow, which is why we don't have a lunar eclipse at every Full Moon.
When the moon is seen from earth during your daylight hours is it the moon you see or a relection from space?
It is the moon you see,
Considering that the full moon is sometimes bright enough to read by, you can see a lot during a full moon. Some vintners harvest their more sensitive grapes at night by moonl…ight. Did you mean on the Moon itself? At the full, the entire visible half of the Moon is illuminated.
You always see the whole moon. When it is only half full, you still see the dark half also. Some day, light a candle in a dark room with a globe of the earth. Walk around be…hind the globe, so that it is between you and the candle. (The candle represents the sun). This activity will give you some good ideas.
Not really; you only see the side that's facing you!! Plus you don't see below the surface...
You do on occasion. A full moon occurs when the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth than the sun is. At that position the whole of the moon's face is lit up. It is only …on the opposite side of the Earth than the Sun when it is night time. If the moon is on the same side of the Earth of the Sun, then we can only see part of the moon lit up as part of what is lit up is not facing us.
You can see the Moon in the daytime because it is big and brightly lit by the sun.
No. The Full moon is over the center of the night side of Earth, and "noon" is pretty close to the center of the daylight side. of the Earth. The only times that you will b…e able to see the full moon in the daytime are on the eastern horizon at sunset, on the western horizon at sunrise, or on television. The answer is Yes! In polar regions during polar night the full moon is visible at noon-time (due north in the Arctic) above the horizon. The sun is, however, despite the time of day not visible. This is much more exotic than mid-night sun but much less known.
craters, mountains, earth from the moon, and foot steps.
No. You still have to look upward through the sunlit atmosphere. The airborne dust creates the light haziness, which makes starlight extremely hard to see.
That's what happens during a total eclipse of the moon. Most of the western Hemisphere, including all of the USA, will see that on December 21, 2010.
The only reasons why you wouldn't be able to see the full moon would be that either it is daytime (the full moon rises at sunset, and sets at sunrise), or it is during totalit…y of a lunar eclipse, or your eyes are closed. The full moon is the brightest thing in the night sky. It's almost possible to read by it.
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half of the moon is called the dark side and we never see it.
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It looks like the moon, but no one really knows.
The amount of daylight on the day of the summer solstice ranges from 12 hours at the equator to 24 hours between the pole and the (ant)arctic circle.
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A full moon phase is when the full face of the moon facing earth isa complete disc of reflected sunlight. So, I don't reallyunderstand the question that states a full moon can…'t be seen?