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The next new moon or Black Moon is going to happen on August 1, 2019, at 03:12 UTC; that is, July 31 at 23:12 p.m. EDT. This new moon will be the second new moon of July which is called Black Moon. It is also a supermoon. On July 16-17, 2019 partial lunar eclipse occurred. You may read about the lunar eclipse here.
According to Earthsky “New moons can’t be seen, or at least they can’t without special equipment and a lot of moon-watching experience. The photo at the top of this post shows the moon at the instant it became new in July 2013. When the moon is new, it’s most nearly between the Earth and sun for any particular month. There’s a new moon about once a month, because the moon takes about a month to orbit Earth. The moon is nearly between the Earth and sun. In most months, there’s no eclipse because, most of the time, the new moon passes not in front of the sun, but simply near it in our sky”.
What is new moon?
In astronomy, the new moon is the first lunar phase, when the Moon and Sun have the same ecliptic longitude. At this phase, the lunar disk is not visible to the unaided eye, except when silhouetted during a solar eclipse. Daylight outshines the earthlight that dimly illuminates the new moon. The actual phase is usually a very thin crescent.
Source: Text; earthsky.org, Wikipedia
image credit; earthsky.org
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