Tomorrow Is A Black Moon, Here’s What It Means

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July 31, 2019 marks a cool day in history – when a Black Moon occurs for the first time since 2016!

a Black Moon is similiar to a New Moon and doesn't happen very often

The catch is, it’ll only be available tomorrow if you live in North America. If you live elsewhere, it’ll happen on August 30, 2019.

The phases of the moon are a fascinating astrological occurance

What is a Black Moon?

According to the almanac:

Like “Blood Moon” and “Blue Moon,” “Black Moon” is not an astronomical term. In fact, if you ask a sample of astronomers, both professional and amateur, very few will have even heard of it. It’s not even a particularly widely known folklore thing. 

As for its definition, some people say it’s a “Black Moon” if:

New Moons and Black Moons are similiar, but Black Moons are much more rare

There is a new Moon twice in the same month. It’s similar to the Blue Moon, which has become a common term for the second full Moon in a month. This is the definition of Black Moon that’s used most often.

There are NO new Moons in a month. This could only happen in February, and thus is kind of rare, meaning once every 5 to 10 years.

The phrase might also simply refer to every new Moon, since we’re then seeing the Moon’s dark or black side.

The phrase is also sometimes applied to mean the third new Moon when there are four in a season, which is actually one of the definitions of a “blue Moon” when the same thing happens to a full Moon.

The phases of the moon

What Will You See During The Black Moon?

Well, that’s the not so fun news, you’ll pretty much see nothing…

I know, lame, right?

Since a black moon is really just a new moon, the only real cool thing is that it’s the second one.

So, you won’t even see the moon, because it will blend in with the sky.

The moon is also supposed to be a supermoon, meaning the moon will appear bigger than usual because it’s closer to the Earth, but because it’s a new moon you still won’t be able to really see it.

So, while you may not be able to see anything, it’s still cool knowing it’s happening and on the 31st day of the month. It makes me want Halloween to come even sooner!

Also, these reasons are sort of cool too:

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