Kind of an odd occurrence happened today. As you can see from the picture, there is a half moon showing in the sky at about mid day. 2:30 PM to be exact. And during the 2014 Olympic games no less. Kind of makes me feel like I’m on another planet.
From the net:
The new moon rises and sets together with the Sun. During a lunation of 29.5 days, as the Moon passes through a full cycle of phases, it rises roughly 50 minutes later each night. By first quarter it rises around midday and sets around midnight. When it reaches full it will be up from sunset to sunrise, more or less. And by last quarter it will rise at midnight and set at noon, roughly speaking, before, as it approaches another new moon, its rising and setting times converge again with those of the Sun. www.inconstantmoon.com