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Why doesn't the moon show during the day?


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Sometimes it does; perhaps you have not noticed. Some cultures have given special meaning to days during which the sun and moon both appear in the sky. As the moon approaches 'new' (completely dark from our point of view) it also is getting closer to being in line with the sun, so it is not visible for both of those reasons: it sends no reflected light toward us, and the brightness of the sun completely obscures the sky. If you keep observing, you will notice the sun and moon in the sky at the same time.