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I'm known to be the creamy circle,
but no, I’m not a cream cheese bagel.

I'm so shy that I might be gone,
the moment that you turn the lights on.

In the ocean's reflection I will hide,
Or high up above in the sky.

Now if you say I'm the moon,
It's unfortunate you spoke too soon.

It's funny how the moon is stuck in your head,
the same way it prevents my beauty shed.

If you do see me out of the blue,
Please, don't call the police again, I beg you!

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  • $\begingroup$ Does the whole riddle need to be preformatted? It's quite hard to read for me on a mobile device, and I suspect other non-PC platforms will have similar difficulties. $\endgroup$ – boboquack Jul 31 '17 at 21:31
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Are you...

The Milky Way?

I'm known to be the creamy circle,
but no, I’m not a cream cheese bagel.

White band around the night sky

I'm so shy that I might be gone,
the moment that you turn the lights on.

Would easily disappear with other light

In the ocean's reflection I will hide,
Or high up above in the sky.

possibly could be reflected by the ocean, but it is certainly high in the sky

Now if you say I'm the moon,
It's unfortunate you spoke too soon.

Yep. Not the moon!

It's funny how the moon is stuck in your head,
the same way it prevents my beauty shed.

A bright moon can obscure the Milky Way

If you do see me out of the blue,
Please, don't call the police again, I beg you!

A reference to a 1994 blackout where residents called police upon first sightings of the Milky Way. Found Here

Title fits in...

Milky Way candy bars are tasty, whereas our galaxy... not so much

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    $\begingroup$ Nice and fast! For ref Milky way is a translation of the Latin via lactea, from the Greek γαλαξίας κύκλος (galaxías kýklos, "milky circle"), thus "creamy circle" $\endgroup$ – Alex Jul 31 '17 at 22:14

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