Monday, May 9, 2011
The New Moon always rises at Sunrise.
And the First Quarter at Noon.
The Full Moon always rises at Sunset.
And the Last Quarter at Midnight.
Moonrise occurs about fifty minutes later each day. The New Moon is invisible because its illuminated side faces away from the Earth, which occurs when the Moon lines up between Earth & the Sun. One or two days after the date of the New Moon, you can see a thin crescent setting just after Sunset in the Western sky as the Lunar cycle continues.