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The Moon

When does the moon rise?

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September 14, 2011 8:56AM

by the time the Earth has completed one rotation (in 24 h), the Moon is in a slightly different place because it has traveled along about 1/30 of the way in it's orbit around the Earth in that 24-h period. That's why the moon rises and sets about 50 mins.