How did this turn into a mushy post? Anyway, I have a possible mis-conception that I'm trying to clear up. I can't usually see the moon unless I'm away from city light and then I see it by reflecting the light with a mirror. I always thought that the moon was always present in the sky and you could see it when it was dark (after sunset, before sunrise). But I was looking at
and I noticed that the moon rises at 11 in the morning and sets at 3ish in the morning. Does that mean that there is no moon visible for a few hours before the sun rises? I'm curious to know how this works.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Time for coffe/breakfast and class.