Moon at Noon

I was out in the afternoon today, in the hot Sun. As I looked up at the bright blue sky to check for any passing clouds, surprise – the Moon had risen!

Here’s  a photo if you don’t beleive me.

 Moon at Noon

I took it at 2pm. 

A closer look.

 A closer look

I thought I was confused with a tuft of cloud.So I looked at today’s weather report. This is what it says – 

Moonrise (Tuesday): 12.02 pm

Moonset (Tuesday) : 12.16 am

Apparently the first quarter moon rises at noon. Its only the full moon that rises at sunset. Here are some links for people like me on physics 123

Physics – University of Toronto

Yahoo Answers

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About Poornima Dasharathi 9 Articles
Poornima is our correspondent for Heritage & Features. She also runs a heritage and culture themed travel outfit called Unhurried.