The sun only rises a minute later every day, so why does the Moon rise half is that the Earth is spinning much faster than the Moon is orbiting. Why does the moon seem to change its shape every night? Why can I see the The moon rises in the east and sets in the west, each and every day. 3. Thus the moon rises, on average, about 50 minutes later each day. The Moon rises and sets every day, like the Sun. But the Sun always rises in the morning and sets in the evening; the Moon does it at a Over the next few days, as the Moon shrinks back down to a crescent, it rises later every night. If you know how many days it is since New Moon, multiply that by 50 minutes, to find out.