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I was curious to find out that as to why, the moon looks more sharper during the day in winter, whereas it's almost not visible during summer.

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    $\begingroup$ Perhaps less turbulence during clear say in winter as compared to clear day in summer. And perhaps the sun being far from your line of sight? $\endgroup$
    – Alchimista
    Jan 2, 2019 at 13:18
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    $\begingroup$ Where in the world are you located that you are making this observation? $\endgroup$
    – gerrit
    Jan 2, 2019 at 13:54
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    $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of Air temperature range recommendation for observations in a summer night with an entry level telescope? $\endgroup$ Jan 2, 2019 at 16:17
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    $\begingroup$ When the moon is near full, it is higher in the sky in winter than in summer, so it is shining through less atmosphere. $\endgroup$
    – antlersoft
    Jan 2, 2019 at 16:37
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    $\begingroup$ @CarlWitthoft The answers to that question are almost entirely about viewing through a telescope (which the current question doesn't mention), and none of them offer any information at all about seasonal variation (which is the core issue in the current question). I'm voting to leave this question open. $\endgroup$ Jan 3, 2019 at 1:38

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