Black Super New Moon - August 2019

New Moon Phase

New Moon Phase

A Black Super New Moon is the next lunar phenomenon to take place this month in August. This is when both a Black Moon AND a Super New Moon happen at the same time.

What is a Black Moon?

According to The Telegraph there is no single, accepted definition for Black Moon, however it is used by Stargazers to describe 3 Phenomena.

In most cases, it refers to the second occurrence of a New Moon in a single calendar month; which will occur in the UK on August 30, 2019. 

Some use Black Moon to describe the 3rd New Moon in a season of 4 New Moons as usually each season has 3 New Moons; with a 4th happening approx every 33 months.

Black Moon also refers to a month, where there are no New Moons which tends to take place every 19 years and can only happen in February due to it being a shorter month.

What is a Super Moon?

As I have shared in previous posts this term typically describes a moon that appears larger and brigher in the sky as this this occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth during its orbit. 

Will we see the Black Super New Moon in the UK?

Sadly not as new moons are invisible to the naked eye as the positioning of the Sun, Moon and Earth leaves the area of the moon that faces the Earth in darkness, therefore hiding the natural satellite’s bright white hue. 

New moons also rise and set at the same time as the Sun, bringing them too close to the Sun’s glare.

However, when the Moon becomes visible again the next day; it will appear as a beautiful waxing crescent moon.

For guidance on working with the New Moon Energies see previous Blog via this link: