APOD Oct 27

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.

APOD Oct 27

Post by rklein » Wed Oct 27, 2004 7:32 am

The caption says "Anyone who can spot a full Moon -- even during the day ", but normaly the full moon cannot be seen during the day. Since it is full moon, the moon rises when the sun sets and vice versa. Only if you are close to the poles of the earth, there is a chance to see the full moon and the sun in the sky at the same time. But then again not when there is a Lunar Eclipse.

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Post by RJN » Wed Oct 27, 2004 2:13 pm

Yes, thank you. This has been fixed. To nit-pick, the Sun and Moon are usually still visible slightly below the horizon, so that it is just barely possible to see both the Sun and 180 degrees around a full Moon. Sometimes there are even cool images that are possible just at that time: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap010219.html