If you looked up at the blue sky this morning you could clearly still see the moon most of the morning. Even by 10-11am. But why is the moon way more visible in the day at times?
It mostly has to do with the position of the moon being in the exact right spot during the day to be able to see the light reflected against the blue sky.
When we see the moon during the day it’s because the moon is in the right spot in the sky, above the earth’s horizon, and it’s reflecting enough light to be as bright, or brighter, than the sky.”
Stars are nowhere near as bright as the blue sky during the day. But the moon is as bright as the reflected sunlight that’s why we can sometimes see it.
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