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Black Moon is a reference to one of four astronomical events involving new or dark moons. There is a range of, often contradictory, definitions of a black moon, some suggesting it is when there are two dark cycles of the moon in any given calendar month, and others where no full moon is present in a calendar month, being contradictory as one can only ever happen in a February, and the other can only ever occur in any other month. It is treated by Wicca s a powerful astrological period in which any magical works performed would be more effective.
|1. The second occurrence of a new moon in a calendar month.||Cannot occur in February. Analogous to the common calendrical definition of a blue moon for months with two full moons.|
|2. The third new moon in a season that has four of them.||Analogous to the Farmers' Almanac definition of a blue moon for seasons with four full moons.|
|3. The absence of a full moon in a calendar month.||Can only occur in February, thus January and March will each have a second full moon (a calendrical blue moon).|
|4. The absence of a new moon in a calendar month.||
Can only occur in February, thus January and March will each have a second new moon (see definition 1).
New Moon – Jan 30, 2014 – 21:41 (GMT) - second new moon in January
New Moon – Mar 30, 2014 – 18:48 (GMT) - second new moon in March
30 October 2016