How often do you see this?

Malaysia
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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@jstory07 (58351)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Dec
A full moon.
If the sky is right I see the moon every night in the summer/
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@ridingbet (37892)
• Philippines
5 Dec
like "the land of the midnight sun".
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• Malaysia
5 Dec
Wow it does look really bright in that picture!
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• Malaysia
5 Dec
@ridingbet I've always wanted to travel to Norway to see that!
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@LadyDuck (121513)
• Switzerland
5 Dec
Yes, in winter is common to see daylight moon, early in the day and also in the afternoon, before the sun goes down.
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• Malaysia
5 Dec
I've only seen it occasionally here. I read that if we're looking at the right spot with a telescope, we can even see other planets in daylight, and other bright stars. But that's very rare and few people could spot them.
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@LadyDuck (121513)
• Switzerland
5 Dec
@cahaya1983 We see some stars in daylight, the most bright.
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• Malaysia
5 Dec
@LadyDuck That must be a beautiful sight. I've never seen them during the day here.
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@allen0187 (27498)
• Philippines
5 Dec
Lovely photo! Thanks for sharing it. No idea about the 'children's moon'.
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• Malaysia
5 Dec
Thank you! Well I only knew about it today, maybe you can search about it later.
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@allen0187 (27498)
• Philippines
5 Dec
@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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• Philippines
5 Dec
@allen0187 cute story.
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@brown01 (20)
• Philippines
5 Dec
Wow, I loved your pic! And you know what my bedroom was situated in a way that I could view the moon before I sleep through my window. Yes definitely, daytime moon is very beautiful and I always feel like this emoji when I see it.
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• Malaysia
5 Dec
Thank you! Yes, I'm lucky to have a similar view from my bedroom window too. That one in the picture was taken from my balcony and my bedroom window is just right next to it.
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• Philippines
5 Dec
@cahaya1983 Lovely isn't it? With my daily job that stresses me so much looking at the moon was one of my stress-reliever.
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• Malaysia
5 Dec
@brown01 It is! I like looking at the moon too especially the full moon. Love the brilliant shine.
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@ridingbet (37892)
• Philippines
5 Dec
most often, the moon here is shown even in broad daylights until it sets and again rise.
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• Malaysia
5 Dec
Oh really, so it's a pretty common sight for you then I suppose.
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@ridingbet (37892)
• Philippines
6 Dec
@cahaya1983 yes it is common here.even the half moon, it is shown in broad daylight here
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@dpk262006 (54688)
• Delhi, India
5 Dec
Very nice picture. . We get to see day light (morning moon) in summer months.
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• Malaysia
5 Dec
That's really cool. It's summer all year long here. I never really paid attention to which times of the year it's usually visible until I read about it.
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@dpk262006 (54688)
• Delhi, India
6 Dec
@cahaya1983 We have all the three major seasons, summer, rainy and winter season here.
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@Shiva49 (9544)
• Singapore
5 Dec
Every time I see it I am surprised. I do see it - siva
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• Malaysia
5 Dec
Yes I think I've missed it many times, I just happened to have the chance to see it this morning.
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@Scrapper88 (1205)
• United States
5 Dec
I see the moon in the daytime a lot.
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• Malaysia
5 Dec
Yes me too, sometimes it's hidden behind the clouds but glad the the sky is clear today.
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@maezee (27764)
• United States
5 Dec
Thats beautiful! And also, what a beautiful looking landscape in your photo.
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• Malaysia
5 Dec
Thanks! The moon was much brighter than usual so I thought it wold be nice to share the view with my fellow myLotters.
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• United States
6 Dec
Sometimes, I've seen it quite early, but mainly at night. A children's moon might be a new moon?
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• Malaysia
6 Dec
Actually it's because children don't often get to stay awake too long after dark to see the moon at night, so they can only see it during the day. At least that's what I read.
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• United States
6 Dec
@cahaya1983 That makes sense.
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@redurnet (934)
• United Kingdom
5 Dec
I sometimes see this. It looks very pretty.
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• Malaysia
6 Dec
It does, that's why I had to take the picture yesterday. I forgot to see if it was visible this morning too.
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@Madshadi (4633)
• Brussels, Belgium
5 Dec
I would enjoy that view in the morning. Can't guess why it's called children's moon.
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• Malaysia
5 Dec
Well it is said that it's because children usually can't stay up too late to watch the moon at night, so they can only see the moon if it's visible during daytime.
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@Madshadi (4633)
• Brussels, Belgium
5 Dec
@cahaya1983 oh that is so clever. How didn't I guess that! Kids most love it
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• Malaysia
5 Dec
@Madshadi Yeah I think they're used to the fact that the moon only "comes out at night", so I think that's why they're amazed at the sight of moon in the daytime.
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@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec
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.
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• Malaysia
6 Dec
Ah okay I didn't know that. Thanks! Well I read that it's called children's moon because they usually can't stay too late after dark to see the moon at night, so they can only see it during the day.
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@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Dec
@cahaya1983 That's a good reason to call it a children's moon.
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@Ganma7 (2001)
5 Dec
What a beautiful picture and the moon is so clear. Thanks for sharing
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• Malaysia
6 Dec
Thanks Paula! The real view is even more beautiful, I think the picture doesn't do it justice.
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@Ganma7 (2001)
6 Dec
@cahaya1983 it is amazing
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• Philippines
5 Dec
Maybe because it is the only time they can see the moon it because their parents won't allow them to go out at night? LOL Please tell us why.
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• Malaysia
5 Dec
You got it right But some people also said that it's because children have amazing eyesight and can easily notice the moon even in broad daylight.
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• Philippines
7 Dec
@cahaya1983 Really? That is absolutely a very lucky guess! Thanks for sharing :)
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@kepweng (6341)
8 Dec
nice its like another earth and alien space ship
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• Malaysia
8 Dec
Haha really? I didn't think about that.
@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Dec
I have seen this before and in the afternoon the moon can be quite clear by us too, but this is a beautiful shot you captured @cahaya1983
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• Malaysia
6 Dec
Thanks Catherine! In the afternoon it's usually very bright and sunny here so it's easier to spot it in the early morning.
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• Philippines
6 Dec
Maybe I will tomorrow if I wake early enough. I think I did I just don't remember when.
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• Malaysia
6 Dec
I can't remember the last time I had seen it before the day I took that picture. It was hard not to notice it that morning because it was glowing so bright.
@bunnybon7 (33048)
• Holiday, Florida
6 Dec
i used to when young but now i don't get out early. it is pretty amazing
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• Malaysia
6 Dec
It is. I was happy I managed to take a nice shot to share here.
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@shaggin (26786)
• United States
6 Dec
I love when I can see the moon out during the day. This photo is beautiful.
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• Malaysia
6 Dec
Thank you, me too! I've seen them a few times but only thought of taking a picture yesterday morning.
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