Thursday, September 29, 2016

Black Moon Rising

'Tis only the moon:
The latest causing excitement among skygazers is the so-called black moon, however there are several definitions about what it actually is.

Most experts agree the term black moon refers to the second new moon in a calendar month.

It shouldn’t be confused with a blue moon, a phenomenon that occurs when there is a second full moon in one calendar month.

Joe Rao from space.com explains: "A second full moon in a single calendar month is sometimes called a blue moon. A black moon is supposedly the flip side of a blue moon; the second new moon in a single calendar month."
The moon is black and blue...

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