Nothing supernatural about Friday’s ‘Black Moon’

It may sound like a bad omen, but there’s nothing special about a “Black Moon.” In fact, there’s nothing to see.

The “Black Moon” will take place on Friday for those in the Western Hemisphere, according to NASA. The term simply refers to when there are two new moons during the same calendar month.

The last “Black Moon” was March 2014, AccuWeather reported on Thursday.

(Via NASA)

(Via NASA)

“As the bright parts of the moon appear to change shape during the month, each stage of the change is called a phase, and each phase carries its own name. When the moon seems to disappear entirely, that phase is called a New Moon, the start of the next lunar cycle. A New Moon is impossible to see—except during a solar eclipse,” NASA said on its website on Thursday.