Lookout for tomorrow's rare 'black' supermoon over North America

Pablo Tucker
July 31, 2019

Tomorrow's black Moon will also be a supermoon, which means the new Moon happens at the closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.

A unusual phenomenon acknowledged as a "black moon" will hover throughout skies in North The usa tomorrow.

As a result, the moon will have a drastic impact on tides. Here's everything you need to know about this astronomical event.

Unfortunately, stargazing fans will not be able to see the Moon from the United Kingdom tonight. The remainder of the planet will see the black Moon on August 30.


What Is A Black Supermoon?

Skywatchers should take advantage of the dark night sky on Wednesday night, as a rare black supermoon is set to occur, leaving the sky without its illumination - and making stargazing an incredible experience against a black backdrop.

A series of these supermoons, are arriving on August 1, August 30, and September 28, but by definition, the second of two new moons in one month is what constitutes as a black moon.

This takes place approximately every 19 years in the year's shortest month February.


But a black moon also refers to a month where there are no new moons - which is only possible in February because of its fewer days.

Some may use black moon to describe the third new moon in a season of four new moons. "However, the gravitational effect of the new moon and sun combine to physically affect our water planet, which individuals along the ocean coastlines could notice in the coming days".

New Moons can not be seen, because they travel "across the sky with the Sun during the day", according to EarthSky.org, cited by FoxNews. So you won't even see the moon, because it will blend in with the sky.

The Moon's closest point is the perigee, which is an average distance of about 226,000 miles (363,300km) from Earth. So sometimes, about every 32 months, we happen to get two full moons or two new moons.


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