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‘Black Moon’ Today, July 31, 2019, & How It Differs From A ‘Blue Moon’.

by Anura Guruge




The Key Difference:

Black Moon has to be a NEW Moon.

Blue Moon has to a FULL Moon.

Other than that they both refer to an ‘EXTRA’ moon in a given ‘month’.


Blue Moon‘ can mean one of two things:

1. Second full moon within the same calendar month.

2. Third full moon during an astronomical season that has four full moons; an astronomical season in this context being the 3-month period between an equinox and a solstice, e.g., 3-months between the March Spring Equinox and the June Summer Solstice.


Black Moon‘, DITTO, but when it applies to a NEW MOON.

So, it means:

1. Second NEW moon within the same calendar month — as is the case this month, i.e., July 2019.

2. Third NEW moon during an astronomical season that has four full moons; an astronomical season in this context being the 3-month period between an equinox and a solstice, e.g., 3-months between the March Spring Equinox and the June Summer Solstice.


Both are rare events.

Furthermore, today’s Black Moon is a Supermoon — i.e., it is closer to Earth than normal.


Related posts:
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by Anura Guruge

Summer Solstice 2019 In New Hampshire Will Be At 11:54 am (Eastern) On Friday, June 21.

by Anura Guruge


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Pretty close to noon this year.
Kind of neat.
Most of us will be able to watch for it.

IF you pay real close attention
you can feel the Earth making the turn!

Plus 

MY LEAST FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR!

Days start getting shorter — and I hate that.

To I, it means Winter is on the way.

11:54 am Eastern in the USA — 15:54 (or 03:54 pm) GMT.


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Last Three Year.



https://nhlifefree.com/2015/06/17/summer-solstice-2015-in-new-hampshire-will-be-on-sunday-june-21-2015-1239-pm-eastern-1639-gmt-fathers-day-also-2/Related Posts:
Search ‘Solstice’ or ‘Full Moon’ for posts from prior years. 
Check Category ‘astronomy’.


by Anura Guruge

Winter Solstice 2018 Is Friday, December 21 — 5:23 PM Eastern In New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge



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Base table from ‘timeanddate.com’ — where else.


Welcome Yule!

The Winter Solstice, the SHORTEST DAY of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

As I had told you evenings have ALREADY started to get longer — as of December 17, 2018.

It is sunrise that continues to be tardy.

Notice that sunrise does NOT get earlier following the Solstice!

If anything it continues to get later and later.

It is LATER SUNSETS that are making the daylight longer.

Sunrise does not start getting earlier until January 18, 2019.

Welcome Yule!


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by Anura Guruge

2018 Summer Solstice In New Hampshire Will Be At 6:07 am (Eastern) On Thursday, June 21.

by Anura Guruge


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Kind of late in the morning this year —
7 minutes after 6 am.
Last year it was soon after midnight.

I will NOT be up.
Way too early for I.

Plus 

MY LEAST FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR!

Days start getting shorter — and I hate that.

To I, it means Winter is on the way.

06:07 am Eastern in the USA — 10:07 am GMT.


Click to ENLARGE. From ‘timeanddate.com’, of course. Note, LONGEST day of the year, but days start getting shorter right away! Bummer.


Last  Two Year.


https://nhlifefree.com/2015/06/17/summer-solstice-2015-in-new-hampshire-will-be-on-sunday-june-21-2015-1239-pm-eastern-1639-gmt-fathers-day-also-2/Related Posts:
Search ‘Solstice’ or ‘Full Moon’ for posts from prior years. 
Check Category ‘astronomy’.


by Anura Guruge

Winter Solstice 2017 Is Thursday, December 21 — 11:28 AM Eastern In New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE.

Base table from ‘timeanddate.com’ — where else.


Welcome Yule!

The Winter Solstice, the SHORTEST DAY of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

As I had told you evenings have ALREADY started to get longer — as of December 12, 2017.

It is sunrise that continues to be tardy.

Notice that sunrise does NOT get earlier following the Solstice!

If anything it continues to get later and later.

It is LATER SUNSETS that are making the daylight longer.

Sunrise does not start getting earlier until January 7, 2018.

Just for the record, compared to the 2016 Solstice, which was also on December 21, we have 3 extra seconds of DAYLIGHT. Wow. Rejoice.

Welcome Yule!


Related Posts:
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>>>>
Search on ‘Solstice’ >>>>


by Anura Guruge

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