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I recently charted altitude and azimuth of the moon through one cycle of phases at 7pm from NY. I started at new moon and worked my way through the cycle. I found that at my location, 40 degrees North latitude, the moon started out low in the sky, about 0.05 degrees in the east. Each night the altitude rose until it hit a max of about 25 degrees in the south approaching waxing gibbous. From that point on the altitude in the sky decreased until about wanning gibbous when at 7 pm the moon was no longer above the horizon. I am having difficulty understanding and interperting my data. One of the things I can't understand is if the moon rises 52 minutes later each day, why does it appear higher in the sky and not lower? If you could help me make sense of my data I would appreciate it.
Re: I need an explaination of the moons altitude in th
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