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Name: Hans
Status: other
Grade: other
Location: NY
Country: USA
Date: Fall 2011


Question:
Why is/does our moon appear higher on the horizon in thel(our) winter months, than in our summer months?


Replies:
Dear Hans,

Good question. However, I do not think it does. There is the Moon illusion that means that Moon appears larger (not higher) when it is close to the horizon than when it is high in the sky. Because it travels along the ecliptic, in the summer months, the full Moon is much lower in the south, and higher in the North in winter.

Sincerely David Levy



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