Thread: Sideways Moon
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Dec9-07, 10:54 PM
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Quote Quote by Tomato View Post
"lighted" side of the moon was the bottom half [..] I have never seen this before at all and have lived in this area for 20+ years.
Bottom half lit basically just means the sun was below you, which is fairly normal at night time really. Especially in the middle of the night in winter (as for you in the northern hemisphere).

I guess the reason you normally see the moon lit from the side is because you're used to only watching the moon just after dusk.