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Children's Moon: Have you ever seen moon in daytime? This week you can! Know interesting details

The Moon is undergoing a waning gibbous phase, as it resumes getting closer to the Earth in its orbit, EarthSky.org reported.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 02, 2018 9:53 IST ]

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Following the total lunar eclipse and Blood Moon on July 27, this week moon will be visible during the daytime as part of its gibbous phase, according to EarthSky.org. People will be able to view the moon for a few hours after sunrise, but at the same time, it will set as the morning progresses. The phenomenon is also referred as "Children's moon."

The Moon is undergoing a waning gibbous phase, as it resumes getting closer to the Earth in its orbit, EarthSky.org reported. 

If you look for the moon at the same time every morning, you’ll see this week’s waning moon appearing higher and higher in the western sky each early morning, all week long, it said.

To understand why, think about where the sun is in early morning. The moon is moving in its orbit around Earth, drawing closer and closer to the Earth-sun line, the report said.

By August 4, the moon will be at the last quarter phase – rising around midnight and southward around dawn. Then the moon will turn new on August 11. It’ll be rising and setting with the sun, giving us deliciously dark skies for the upcoming Perseid meteor shower.

People in India will probably find the Moon rise after 11 pm IST, while the moonset is expected between 9 am and 12 pm on these days. Therefore, over the days leading up to August 4, during sunrise, the Moon will appear to the Earth’s west.

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