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Why do you see the moon only at night?

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March 21, 2012 2:18AM

Actually, you can see it in the day too, but it's more clearer in the night. Want to know why? Read on!

The sun is basically the reason why the moon is clearer at night. As you know, in the day, the sun is shining, and it is so strong that it does not make the moon visible.

What I mean is, since the moon has light too, like the sun, it camouflages with the sunlight, or it blends in with the sunlight. When it blends in, you can't see the moon.

At night, it's a whole different story. As you know, the sun sets at night, so not a lot of sun is shining on your side of the earth. Sometimes it does shine a little, which makes a crescent moon, and, well, you know. But when there is no sunlight shining, you will see the full moon. Cool, right?

Anyway, I hope it helped because you just wasted thirty seconds of my life. Have a wonderful day (Or in this case...Have a wonderful night! [Ooh...Having a little bit of that?])