A Black moon in action
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A Black moon in action

A Black moon is such a cool and powerful phenomenon!

There are so many terms for the different moons we see at certain points of the year: New moon, Super Moon, Blood Moon, Black moon, etc. I like the Black moon the most.
More often than not, when people speak about a Black moon, they're referring to a second new moon in a calendar month. Typically, there is just one new moon per calendar month. However, every 29 months, there is a second moon-- a Black moon. February is the only month where a second new moon won't occur.
People also call this second moon in a month, a Blue moon. The names are analogous. Sometimes, people will use the term Black moon to denote a month that has no full moon at all.
This only occurs in February, since it's such a short month, and will only ever happen every twenty years. In Wiccan culture, some believe a Black moon is very powerful.
Those people believe that spells should be performed during that time so as to increase their efficacy. Others, while still believing it's very powerful, choose to not perform any spells during that time, in fear of what could happen. Black moon is mainly a term that us normal people use and not actual astronomers.
I love sharing this information with my kiddos. Astronomy was always such a fun topic for me growing up. My mom would lay on the grass with me at night and just gaze at the stars.
A black moon.
A black moon.
Beautiful shot of a Black moon.
Beautiful shot of a Black moon.
“In Wiccan culture some believe a Black moon is very powerful”
Phases of a moon.
Phases of a moon.
The surface of the moon.
The surface of the moon.
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