September 14, 2011 in Fitness, The Great Outdoors

Full Moon in Daylight

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After walking over 100 miles during the 21 day Fitness Challenge and then a further 12+ miles during the PunchBowl Hike, decided to take a few days off.

Then this morning (around 7am), on my first day back out walking, I saw the most amazing sight. Specifically, a full moon with blazing full sun off in the distance.


I thought it was most unusual but apparently its a completely normal occurrence. Apparently two things contribute to seeing a full moon during daylight: “first, it is bright enough that its light penetrates the scattered blue light of the sky. If you’re looking at exactly the right spot with a telescope, you can also see the planets Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter in daylight, plus a few of the brightest stars (though few casual observers can actually pull this off). Secondly, the moon must be high enough in the sky to be visible.”

Very interesting and so would recommend reading more of Geoff Gaherty’s blog post on why we see the moon in daylight.

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