Rare Black Moon Friday Night

Moon

The month of September will be ending with a rare lunar event, and for only those in the Western Hemisphere. This rare event is something that hasn’t happened since March 2014. Tonight, a black moon will occur. What is a black moon you may ask?

A black moon is  a second new moon in a calendar month. And as you can probably tell by the name of it, a black moon plus a black sky, will make for an invisible moon. This will make for the perfect opportunity for stargazing.

So why doesn’t the Eastern Hemisphere have a black moon? It’s simple, the new moon will fall on October 1st in the Eastern Hemisphere, but don’t worry, they will receive their black moon at the end of October.

So all you stargazers, get out there for this perfect opportunity, as if you miss it, you will have to wait until July 2019 for the next Black Moon.

Header Image: Isaac Slings

Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stormchaserzach/

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