February's new moon is both a black moon and supermoon


Oct 22nd, 2018 at 3:53AM

There's full moons, new moons, super moons, even blue moons and wait here's another one on Wednesday, February 18th you could see drum roll please: a black moon!

Each season typically has three new moons in a three month period. Sometimes a season like this winter has four new moons, the third one is called a black moon. This black moon also qualifies as a supermoon. Weather.com reports, "The lunar body qualifies as a 'supermoon' since it is new and will be on it's closest approach to Earth during orbit."

A black moon can look very dark so, keep an eye out for the thin crescent sliver that shines through before or after the event.

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