What is the New Moon?

The New Moon is one of the primary phases of the Moon. The primary phases are “New”, “Waxing crescent”, “First quarter”, “Waxing gibbous”, “Full”, “Waning gibbous”, “Third Quarter”, “Waning crescent”.

New Moon

The “New” phase is when the moon is invisible from the Earth because it is at the same ecliptic longitude as the Sun. The Waning crescent is sometimes known as the old moon.

Another term for New Moon is the Dark Moon.

The New Moon is used in many calendar systems to mark the beginning of the months. A new moon occurs every about every 29 and a half days. The value varies slightly through out the year.

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