Upcoming events in astronomy: April, continued
Even with the use of a telescope, the year’s third major astronomical event is the only one that cannot be viewed.
Even though the moon does not become blue in color, the phrase “blue moon” has gained popularity in recent years to denote the second full moon in a calendar month.
The black moon in April is the polar opposite of the blue moon, which is the month’s second new moon.
New moons are impossible to see because the lit side of the moon is pointing away from the Earth at this time.
Despite the fact that the black moon cannot be seen in the sky, this is an excellent time of the month for stargazing since there is no natural light pollution from the moon, offering skywatchers darker vistas of the universe.