Flexi Says: The moon can be seen in daytime during parts of its orbit around Earth. The full moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise, so it is visible only during the night. However, the time that the moon rises changes slightly during each day of its cycle. The new moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset, so the moon is in the daytime sky although it cannot be seen since its unlit side faces Earth. Crescent and quarter phases can be seen during daytime.