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Does the direction of the moon's crescent change through the night?

Does the angle of the moon's crescent change with respect to the horizon through the night?

Yes, the direction that the moon's crescent appears to point different directions during the day because it always points towards the sun. I've attached two planetarium program pictures to show you the way a crescent moon might look at sunset and then sometime later when it is about to set.

crescent during sunset

crescent moonset

November 2011, Everett Schlawin (more by Everett Schlawin) (Like this Answer)

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