Why can you see the moon when it is still light outside?

Answer The moon is above the horizon and potentially visible to you, anywhere on planet Earth, some 12 hours out of every 24 hours. While it is easiest to see the moon at night, the moon can also be seen ... Read More »

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Can solar panels collect light from the moon at night?

Solar panels cannot collect light from the moon because the moon does not create its own light. The moon acts as a mirror, reflecting light from the sun back to earth. These reflected sun rays are ... Read More »

How long does it take for a pulse of laser light to reach the moon&bounce back to earth?

The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second. The average distance between Earth and the moon is 238,857 miles. With these numbers, we can calculate that it takes light 2.568 seconds to go to the... Read More »

In Science, How Do the Moon's Phases Depend on the Relative Position of the Sun, Moon & Earth?

The ancient peoples of the Earth defined their calendars by the phases of the moon. Although the Earth's cycle about the sun is more important for determining the seasons for planting and harvestin... Read More »

When NASA was communicating with astronauts on the Moon the time from sending to receiving was 1.28 s What is the distance to the Moon based on this?

The radio signals travel at the speed of light, approximately 300,000 km/sec (186,000 mi/sec). The distance would be 1.28 x 300,000 or about 384,000 kilometers.*The actual time is an estimate, and ... Read More »