How often do you see this?
December 4, 2017 7:37pm CST
This shot was taken just a few minutes before complete sunrise this morning. I took this picture because although I've seen the "daylight moon" a few times before, it usually wasn't this bright and clear. At certain times of the day, the moon's reflected light is bright enough to overcome the light that we usually see in the daytime. But this depends on the time of the month too. You have a better chance of seeing the daylight moon during the first and last quarter of the moon cycle. I also just found out that it's sometimes called "children's moon". I'll let you guess why. Do you get to see the daylight moon often where you live?
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@cahaya1983 Found it, 'Once, a reader in Kansas City wrote in with the name “children’s moon” to describe a moon visible during the day. She said this name stemmed from the idea that children can’t stay up at night late enough to see the moon when it appears only in darkness.' Interesting.
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That particular one is also the super moon as it was larger than the others this year, meaning it is closer to earth on its trajectory. I don't know why it would be called a children's moon. I've never heard that before.