STORY OF BLACK MOONMoonlight As far indicates that the Earth facing the moon completely illuminated by sunlight hand, Hilal refers to the time of the side facing the earth and the moon completely in shadow. (Unfortunately, this means that the moon is black is more or less invisible, even if the moon high in the sky).

Almost lunar calendar line with the calendar year, the earth, so it is usually not a full moon, the moon and a new one every month. The second moon in a calendar month is sometimes called a “Blue Moon.” Black and the moon is supposed to be the other side of a blue moon: the second new moon in a calendar month. The next day, the Black Moon will be held on September 30 (in the Western Hemisphere).

With binoculars or a small telescope, many features can be observed on the surface of the moon. Learning to observe the moon in this infographic information.

Black Moon (in some parts of the world)

From the Western Hemisphere, and the new moon on Friday, September 30 moon occurs is black. Officially, it is happening at 20:11 EDT (17:11 Pacific Time).

For the Eastern Hemisphere (Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia), this new moon occurs after midnight in the time-history of one. Until October of this part of the world, and this new moon, in particular, is not a second in a calendar month, but instead, for the first time! So Black Moon recipe does not apply to him, and that the hemisphere has to wait until the end of the month for them. In fact, billions of people living in the Eastern Hemisphere, the black and the moon to arrive on October 30 or, if you live in East Asia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, and not until 31 October (Feast All Saints).

Black Moon is an unusual celestial event to some extent – that occur about once every 32 months.

The group will host the observatory SLOOH airs Monday, October 3 at 15:00 EDT (1900 GMT) to display live young moon, for viewing on their website and also on . Webcast will include a table with special guests like Helen Avery SLOOH spiritual correspondent, who will discuss the importance of the pagan religion Black Moon, there will also be a discussion of how the definition black moon when it comes to multiple time zones.

See (or not see) in the Black Moon

In the phase of “New Moon”, the moon is always black. Happens at that time of the month when the moon passes through the same part of the sky and the sun and as such, the dark side of the moon or non-Manar off the Earth. So it’s not really something to see.

In fact, this is not always true because there are times when the new moon passes directly between Earth and the sun and the earth below, you can see the moon black silhouette crossing in front of the sun, causing a solar eclipse . This, in fact, has already happened with the first new moon of this month, on September 1, creating annular eclipse (also known as the “Ring of Fire Eclipse”) in parts of Africa.

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If you ever wondered where the term “New Moon” originated, simply it refers to the beginning of the new lunar cycle. He called the period of the moon and a new one to the other in the synodic month, which, on average, and lasts 29.53 days. This is the period of the phases of the moon, because the moon depends on the position of the moon for the appearance of the sun as seen from Earth. Derived from the word “synodic” sunodikos from the Greek word meaning “meeting” in the new moon, the moon, “know” the sun.

But unlike “supernoon” that receives many people running to get a vantage point to see bigger and slightly brighter than the average of a little full moon, the moon with black, you simply can not see. In my opinion, this is the main reason why the moon and black will have a difficult to become a brand and the popular media time.

A couple of nights later, however, on October 2, you will be able to pick up the thin slice of the low crescent moon in the western twilight sky about 30 or 40 minutes after sunset, local time. This also marked the beginning of the New Year, the Jewish New Year 5777. The next day (October 3) is the Islamic New Year 1438, the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic lunar calendar.

Some people mistakenly refer to the appearance of a thin crescent moon as the “New Moon.” This fallacy has spread even in popular literature. In his classic work “an unforgettable evening” about the sinking of the Titanic, author Walter Lord cites a firefighter in the lifeboat, which occurred see lowest narrow crescent in the dawn sky and shouted, “The New Moon! ”

A note about brands

As someone who has been involved in broadcasting for nearly 40 years, and I would point out that we live in a time when the media is obsessed with what seems to “marks”. This marketing strategy includes establishing mixed name and image – often using the slogan – in order to establish a presence in the minds of people. In recent years in the field of astronomy, for example, we have seen the annular eclipse – cases where the moon is too small to cover the entire disk of the sun – he has become described as the “ring of fire eclipse. ” The total eclipse of the moon – when the moon plunges through Earth’s shadow causes the satellite to change from red coppery color -. “Blood moon” is now known as a


When the full moon also passes through this part of its orbit that brings it closer to the Earth – rock bottom – now we mark this circumstance as a giant moon. The term was evoked by one of the astronomers in 1979, but suddenly become a means of popular commercial communication and very marked after this closely moon approach to Earth in March 2011. I am surprised NASA even now supports this term, but I think that the astronomical community in general hesitate to say any perigee moon as “super”.

Then there is a blue moon. The title for the writer of the magazine Sky & Telescope interpret ambiguous definition proposed by the late timing of New England when described as the “blue” full moon, and instead he reasoned incorrectly in the month with two full moons, the second it is called a blue moon. It was the brand that quietly went unnoticed for about 40 years, including a promotion, articulation of the term in the radio program 1980, and then went viral. And yet, despite the fact that the second full moon in a month moon is not the original definition of a blue moon, in popular culture that are now automatically linked to the second full moon in a calendar month with a blue moon .

Are you ready for the brand after the last moon? The latter is the Black Moon.

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