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Message Subject U - moon ("laid back" crescent) shows that position of Sun Earth and Moon has changed- update 2012: PROOF!!!! on page 6, new info on page11
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In the meantime I found a possible explanation on an unexpected place:


[link to planetariumweb.madison.k12.wi.us]


It sounds quite credible, except I have never heard this before (I thought I coined the word "U-moon" myself a week ago or so). And never seen a U moon before February 2010, even if according to the above explanation half of every year we see it this way.

What the heck is going on????


that does explain it !


Does it??? Does it explain why nobody ever seen it that way before????
 Quoting: emerald_glow

At this time of the year (around the vernal equinox), a waxing crescent Moon will always look like that (a U-shape) as it approaches the western horizon from a mid-latitude northern hemisphere site. The angle of the ecliptic to the horizon is primarily responsible for the effect.
 
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