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During what phase can the moon not be seen from earth?


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2010-11-08 09:17:44
2010-11-08 09:17:44

the new moon cannot be seen from earth because there is no sunlight hitting the moon so there is no reflection to see in the sky

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The only phase that you can not see the moon is when it is in the New Moon phase.

As seen from the Moon, the Earth would be waxing to the full Earth phase.

New moon phase. The moon is between earth and the sun, so none of the lit surface of the moon can be seen by anyone on earth.

The crescent Moon implies a gibbous Earth, as seen from the Moon.

The Moon is closest to the sun during the New Moon phase. The Moon can't be seen because it is between the Earth and Sun, there by blocking out the Sun's rays.

The new moon is the moon phase when the side facing Earth is completely dark and cannot be seen because the moon is between Earth and the sun.

At the time of the New Moon, an observer on the moon sees a Full Earth.(But he has to be on the dark side of the moon to see it.)Here's something to think about that strikes us as strangely beautiful in a way:The earth-phase seen from the moon is exactly the part of the moon that's missingas seen from earth.In other words, if you take the earth phase seen from the moon, and add it on tothe moon phase seen from earth, they always add up to make exactly one full disk.

You would see similar phases, but the earth phase as viewed from the moon will always be the opposite of the moon phase as seen from earth at any given time. If the moon is seen as a full moon from earth, then the earth would be in complete shadow. If a new moon is seen from the earth, then a full earth would be seen from the moons surface.

As seen from the moon, the Earth is a brighter source of light than the moon is as seen from the Earth. This also depends upon the phase of the Earth, just as the brightness of the moon varies by phase. A full moon and a full Earth are in the brightest phase.

The illuminated part of the Moon faces away from the Earth when it is in its "new" phase.

If seen from the Moon, it would have the opposite phase - in this case, "new Earth".

The moon phase known as New Moon cannot actually be seen. This is because the illuminated side of the Moon is pointed away from Earth.

Not exactly. The lighted side of the moon as seen from Earth is that part that is not shadowed by the Earth.

We can see the Moon very faintly during this phase because, even though there is no Sun's light reflecting from the Moon, there is a small amount of light reflecting off Earth to the Moon. This 'Earthshine' is barely seen as a reflection from the Moon here on Earth.

a gibbous moon is a phase of the moon when only a part of the moon can be seen from Earth

All phases of the moon can be viewed from the earth. The moon is easier to see on a clear night, though the moon can also be seen during the day, depending on its orbit, and how bright the sunlight is.

the New Moon is difficult to see from the earth since the sunlit side of the moon is turned away from the earth.

A full moon phase is when the full face of the moon facing earth is a complete disc of reflected sunlight. So, I don't really understand the question that states a full moon can't be seen?

3rd Quarter. From the vantage point of the Moon, Earth's phases would be the exact opposite of the phases of the Moon as seen from Earth. So, during the New Moon, Earth would be Full. When the Moon is waxing, the Earth would be waning.

new moon is the first phase of the Moon, when it lies closest to the Sun in the sky as seen from the Earth

point E is when it clears from a whole moon to a half moon.

None of the lighted side of the moon is visible from the earth at the moment of New Moon.

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