Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 5, 2020

What’s a new moon? 

EarthSky explains what a new moon is

When the moon is new, it’s most nearly between the Earth and sun for any particular month. There’s a new moon about once a month, because the moon takes about a month to orbit Earth. Most of the time, the new moon passes not in front of the sun, but simply near it in our sky. That’s why, in most months, there’s no solar eclipse.

Read more What’s a new moon? | Moon Phases | EarthSky


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