Michael Colunga (15 March 2011)
"WHAT IS CAUSING THE MOON TO RISE IN THE WEST INSTEAD OF THE EAST AT NIGHT??"

 
Hello, John and Doves,

Donna Danna, I beheld the same apparent astronomical discrepancy the
other morning.
My own explanation to myself, was that the moon has a slanted orbit with
respect to level ground--here in San Diego.
As a result, the Moon is in the sky far longer than just 12 hours. I
believe you were observing the late setting of the Moon, as I was.

Sweet dreams!

In HaShem,
Mike C.

You said,
http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/march2011/donnad312-3.htm