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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.


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Full Moon Over “Mirror Lake”, NH, By Polymath Richard (‘Dick’) Byrd, Esq. Of ‘Wolfeboro’, NH.

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Over the last month or so I have posted photos, articles and a poem by Dick Byrd: lawyer, software entrepreneur, painter, poet, photographer, raconteur, Photoshop maestro, philosopher, writer, race car driver, mechanic & all-round-nice-guy.

Given his Photoshop wizardry, I always ask Dick as to how much Photoshop is there in a given picture — in this case, Full moon over ‘Mirror Lake’, that being where Dick currently lives, waterfront (though he has sold his place and moving ‘soon’).

This is what he said about this picture:
“Below is a photo of the moon setting over Mirror Lake in the evening from my kayak.

I photographed the shot of the moon and also the shot of the horizon over the trees while I was in my kayak.  BUT, I used Photoshop to put the two photos together.

I’m concerned that I made the moon just a little too big.  I wanted the “huge-Moon” affect you do get when the moon is close to the horizon, but I might have overdone it.  What do you think?

 It is also difficult to know just how much light glint to put in the water.  I did just a little of that.  I might try to improve on it.”

This should set you up for this Wednesday’s rare Blue Moon Supermoon and partial eclipse.


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January 1, 2018 Supermoon Over Portsmouth, New Hampshire — The First Of Two This Month!

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Not the greatest of pictures! Sorry. The Google Pixel 2 is not a camera. {Smile}

First of TWO (2) Supermoons in January 1, 2018 — the second one will be BLUE as well!


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Two More SUPERMOONS Over New Hampshire In January 2018 — Weather Permitting.

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So, as I had feared thick clouds really put a damper on Sunday, December 3, 2017’s Supermoon. I am glad I took a couple of pictures, through wispier clouds the night before.

But, all is not lost. Two more — yes, two — in January 2018. The 2nd will be a Blue Moon, the second Full Moon of a month.

The January 1, 2018 will be even closer than the December 4.

So, that is good. I will keep you posted.


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Picture Of December 3, 2017 SUPERMOON Over New Hampshire — Through The Clouds.

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See this post for December 2017
Supermoon details.


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Taken, handheld, with my Nikon P900.


Taken through the clouds and you can tell.

Clouds could be a problem Sunday night too.

So, heads up.


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My Monday, November 14 Supermoon Forecast For New Hampshire Better Than WMUR.

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I said on Sunday that there might be clouds.

There were, there are. You can still see the Moon
but Sunday (yesterday) was cloudless!

{SMILE}

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Monday, November 14, 2016. See earlier post for MORE actual Supermoon pictures.

Monday, November 14, 2016. See earlier post for MORE actual Supermoon pictures.


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November 14, 2016 Super, Supermoon — Actual Pictures From New Hampshire.

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NO post-processing whatsoever.

With my Nikon P900.
Check here for resolution details.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.





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November 2016 Super, Supermoon — Actual Pictures (Sunday, Nov. 13).

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NO post-processing whatsoever.

With my Nikon P900.
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Today, Sunday, November 13, 2016 Good Time To Get A Look At Super, Supermoon Over New Hampshire.

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It will NOT be bad over New Hampshire tonight.

Try around 5:15pm looking East. Should be hard to miss.

Slight chance we might have some clouds tomorrow, Monday, November 14 — the main day so to speak.

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Over New Hampshire. Click to ENLARGE. From: neave.com/planetarium/


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Super, Supermoon On Monday, November 14, 2016 — Largest Since 1948 & Not Another Similar For 18 Years.

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For many this could be a once in a lifetime Supermoon, given that the last one of this magnitude was in 1948 and the next in 2034.

It all has to do with the fact that the Moon’s closest approach to Earth is NOT constant each month. It is closer to Earth some months than others. Multiple factors influence this, including the Sun’s gravitational pull.

Plus, a Supermoon is NOT an astronomical term. It is more a lay term and as such there is latitude in what is considered ‘closest’ to Earth. In any given month, for it to be a Supermoon the moon doesn’t even have to be at its closest point to the Earth for that month. It only has to be within 90% of the closest approach.

Hence why all Supermoon’s are not equal.

So the November 14, 2016 will be 229 miles (0.10%) closer to Earth than the September 2015 Supermoon.

Got that?

I just hope we have good weather that night. 


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