April 26, 2010
The Moon's altitude in the night sky changes during the year for two reasons: Our satellite's orbit changes relative to your horizon, and its position along this orbit changes.
The Sun is at its highest point on the summer solstice (June 21), and on this date the waxing gibbous Moon appears low in the sky. Luna's lowest peak altitude in June occurs at Full Moon June 26. The Full Moon's highest point in the sky occurs in northern winter.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
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