The Sun is a source of light. The Moon is just rock. The Moon has a reflective surface which reflects light from the Sun which we see as a lit up Moon. It doesn't shine as bright because it can only reflect so much of the Sun's light to our eyes.
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Why does the moon seem to shine at nigth?
The moon seems to shine at night, because it reflects the light given off by the sun. We can not see the moon's reflection during the day, because the sun light is too bright, but, at night, the moon reflects the light given off by the sun and we can see it. ...
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Why does the moon shine?
The moon reflects light from the sun. Even though you can't see the sun at night, it is still there producing light. So the moon cannot produce its own light to shine. It is not Sun but Moon itself which shine. Concentrate on full Moon at night and u will find what I'M sayin :/ the moon shine because of the sun it reflects to the moon ...
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Why the moon is not bright as the sun?
Because the moon doesn't have any light of its own. We only see it because the sun shines on it. Example: In a dark kitchen, you shine a flashlight on an apple. Naturally, the apple is not as bright as the flashlight. You only see the apple because the flashlight is shining on it. ...
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Why do the moon and planets shine?
the most basic answer is they shine because of the reflected sunlight. I am sure you have noticed the phases of the moon. as the moon orbits the earth, it is illuminated by the sun. when the moon is full it is receiving full sunlight, when it is a new moon it is between the earth and sun. Not all planets shine the same. Mercury for instance, is typically only a black dot that crosses the sun. Venus has phases like...
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Why does doesnt the sun shine so bright on space than it does here?
the sun shines at the same luminosity (brightness) at all times, we can see the sun in pictures easily becouse, scientist use special filters to look at the sun ...
How does the moon shine?
The moon does not shine of itself. What we see is when the sun is shining on the moon and it is illuminated. So the moon is reflecting light towards us. If you were on the moon, and the sun was shining on the part of earth that was facing you, the earth would appear to be shining. The other planets that we see that appear to shine, are also just being lit up by the sun. ...