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Name: Paul
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Location: NV
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I am asking this question on behalf of my partner who is a middle school science teacher with the Palm Springs Unified School District. After a lifetime in Seattle my casual observation of the moon, it seems the tips of the crescent moon typically form a line pointing to my horizon, perhaps 30 degrees or so from perpendicular. This spring, after moving to Palm Springs, California I have observed the tips of the crescent moon form a line that is almost parallel with my horizon. What can account for this difference in observations?

Dear Paul,

Good question. I believe the difference in where the line between the tips of a crescent Moon points are answered with your change in latitude.

Hope this helps!

David H. Levy

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