The Moon Will Not Set On 05 February 2014

05 February 2014

This a photo of the 0.22 fraction crescent moon at 2230 hours (1030 pm) before it sets.

Huh... a moon sets at night? Doesn't it follow the cycle of the sun?
Apparently not.
According to the moonrise and moonset chart by the National Environment Agency (NEA), the moon rises and sets everyday.
(Source : NEA)

Well, almost.
If you notice, that something interesting is going to occur on 05 February 2014 - There is a "NIL" for moonset time. The moon will not set on that day.
This is because the moon rises on 1142 hours on 05 February 2014. With a set time of 12 hours and 25 minutes away, it is expected to set at 0008 hours, which falls on the next day, 06 February 2014.
So, the truth holds that...
The Moon Will Not Set On 05 February 2014

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