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    Default if there is a full moon showing in the uk, will it show as a full moon...?



    in south africa? ie full moon in the northern hemisphere, will it also be seen as a full moon in the southern hemisphere?

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    come over to my house and i'll show a full moon

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    Yes. The Moon shows identical phases simultaneously all over the Earth. It's sufficiently far away that there are no visible parallax effects.

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    I don't know so, but I think so.

    They'd have to put a disclaimer on our calendars otherwise that "The moon cycle depicted in this calendar is only correct in the northern hemisphere" or something to that effect

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    Yes. Whatever phase the moon is in today, it's in the same phase for everywhere on earth.

    Picture it from outer space, and you'll see why. Imagine the earth is a basketball. In that case, the moon is a tennis ball about 25 feet away. Now, picture little tiny people standing on the basketball, looking at the tennis ball. No matter where they stand on the basketball (provided their view is not blocked), they'll all have the same view of the tennis ball, with the same "lighting" (i.e., the same phase).

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    It will show a full moon only in UK and not in INDIA

 

 

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