Look! Up in the sky! It’s a Black Moon!


North America hasn't seen a Black Moon since 2016 -- until now

Phases of the moon “NASA”

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – I see a Black Moon a-rising! I see very little on the way…seriously! You might be hearing about the “Black Moon”, but might not know exactly what it is. The Black Moon is the second New Moon of the month, and sometimes a reference to a month that doesn’t have a new moon.

This is a special event, it’s a phenomenon that occurs about once every 32 months and it hasn’t occurred in North America since 2016.

Look closely!

Just like any New Moon, it will blend into the night sky. There is a silver lining to that, it will lead to a night sky that will show off all the beautiful stars.

Here is an example of the Moon phases courtesy of NASA:

Courtesy of NASA

Now you may have heard of the term, Blue Moon. This is when a month has two full moons. You can think of the Black Moon as the opposite of that.

Here is an interesting note, IF you believe in the Dark Arts, supposedly the black moon is a time of great power within the spiritual world.

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