Why Can We See the Moon?


We are able to see the moon because of the light from the sun that is reflected and bounces off the moon and back to earth. The sun usually lights up one side of the moon which faces the sun while the other part is dark because it is away from the sun.
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1 Additional Answer
We can see the moon since it's big and the sun reflects off the surface. The moon is actually visible all day long, but since our sky is bright with the sun, it's dim without a telescope. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon#Ocean_tides
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