Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 27 - Think and Discuss: 83

Answer

Yes, we could see stars during the "day" on the moon.

Work Step by Step

On Earth in the daytime, we cannot see stars because their light is washed out by the bright sky, i.e., sunlight that is scattered by particles and gas molecules in the atmosphere. From the lunar surface, the sun and other stars are clearly visible. There is no scattered sunlight to wash out the light from stars; they are visible against a black sky.
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