The night sky witnesses different shades of the Moon from time to time. This may not be the first time people are watching a different color of the Moon. There was Blue Moon, Strawberry moon and even Red Wolf Moon in the night sky. And this time North America will witness a Black Moon on July 31.
The next new moon (8 Leo 36) falls on August 1, 2019, at 03:12 UTC; that is, July 31 at 23:12 p.m. EDT. For some parts of the world, this will be the second new moon of July- aka, a Black Moon. It’s also a supermoon. See the young crescent moon after sunset in early August.
— David Crook (@StellarInsights) July 30, 2019
According to the reports, this is the first Black Moon to occur since 2016. And in every 32 months, we can watch two of both full and new Moon. The approximate time for the occurrence is 11.13pm EDT.
Black Moon is just another dark side of the celestial body
There are some speculation and facts about the Black Moon. This occurrence is the second new moon for this current month. In general, the full moon is the phase of a moon when the whole moon is gets illuminated. Contradictorily, New Moon occurs when Earth’s shadow falls on Moon. so, every second full Moon is a Blue Moon and a New Moon is Black Moon.
The next occurrence of the Black Moon is set for August 30 this year. According to Rick Dickert, the Celestial body will be closer than its average distance. This means that the body will also blend in the sky. As when the body travels through Earth’s unilluminated part which then it makes it darker. And it is not visible for its darkness which is covered by the Earth.
Super black moon rising..8:12 pm PDT tonight..
Tonight’s new (no) moon is the second of July..making it a “black” moon..The moon is also at perigee..meaning it’s closer to earth than average..This makes the new moon also a super moon-Remember, new moons are NOT visible.. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/0IEdThehVT
— Rick Dickert (@RICKatFOX) July 31, 2019
It’s the best time to stargaze under the dark night
Another report claims to go into the wild and to stargaze. Away from pollution and city lights, this night can be enough to get a view of Milkyway. Let your eyes get adjusted with the dark and mind to stargaze with shooting stars.
Some believe that the Black Moon can trigger destruction to the world. Absolutely, this is not what it looks like, its only a period of phase for the celestial bodies. People are excited about the rare phenomenal occurrence. Some share their happy moments back from 2016 whereas some are happy for a new beginning.
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