Rare ‘Black Moon’ to Rise on Friday

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A rare black moon is expected to rise in the Western Hemisphere on Friday.

It is a rare lunar event that has not taken place since March of 2014, when both new moons fell in the same month.

The “black moon” is also known as the second new moon in a month – similar to the blue moon, which is the second full moon of the month. Even though it happens in certain parts of the world, it occurs at different times of the year for some countries.

According to AccuWeather, it will not be visible because the side of the moon that is illuminated will be facing away from the Earth.

It will happen at 7:11 p.m. on Friday, September 30.

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