Moonrise and moonset

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sephtao

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I know that the sun rises in the east with slight seasonal variation (I live near NYC), but what about the moon ? Does the moon rise, and set, in the same location ?
 
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heyscottie

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The moon's orbit is inclined to the ecliptic (apparent path of the sun) by about 5 degrees, so there is a little more variation on rise and set locations than the sun. However, it still always rises in the east and sets in the west.
 
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symbolite

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Yes what heyscottie said. <br /><br />Sometimes at night i like to figure out which direction is which by using the moon alone. Its fun specially when i have friends with me and they think im crazy and wrong and then i end up being right lol. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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sephtao

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Your closing statement was one of the best things I've read in a realy long time-- thanks for both of them.
 
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yevaud

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We have a fine crew of experts and skilled amateurs here at Uplink. Yes we do. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em>Differential Diagnosis:  </em>"<strong><em>I am both amused and annoyed that you think I should be less stubborn than you are</em></strong>."<br /> </p> </div>
 
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