Tag: new moon

New year, new moon

New year, new moon
Happy New year!  2019  on the calendar, a new page, unmarked as fresh-fallen snow. And the new moon on January 5 is the first new moon after the winter solstice. It is the first new moon of the new year on the Western (Gregorian) calendar. Chinese new year will be on February 5, 2019. This year will... Read more »

August 21 Solar Eclipse is One Lunar Month Away

August 21 Solar Eclipse is One Lunar Month Away
July 23, 1917–today is new moon day. The dance of summer continues with sun and clouds, floods  and rain, and increased humidity from growing corn fields. In backyard  gardens, tomatoes and peppers are ripening. In the papers, there are back-to-school ads. It’s  high summer. On average, these are the  hottest days of the year, here. This new moon... Read more »

What is a Black Moon?

What is a Black Moon?
There are blood moons and blue moons, and Harvest Moons, but what is a black moon? The second new moon in a calendar month, or the fourth new moon in a 3-month season, is  sometimes called a black moon. In the Western Hemisphere on  Friday, September 30, there will be a  black moon. Can you... Read more »
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