what is a new moon? | | i love WEREWOLVES
What is the new moon phase? There is all alot of talk about the new moon. Mainly because the sequel to Twilight is titled New Moon. But what really is the new moon? Which moon phase is considered the "new moon?" How does the moon get to the new moon, how does the new moon look, and how did it get there? Well, it's actually just as easy to remember what a new moon is as it is to remember the full moon. The moon has four phases: The new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter. The "quarter" describes the progress of where the moon is in relation to it's cycle. So, the first quarter of the moon phase would put the moon 1/4th of the way through it's cycle. So, the moon's cycle goes from: new moon ---> first quarter ---> full moon (2nd quarter) ---> third quarter ---> then begins again as the new moon. Before it gets to the first quarter the moon has to begin it's (aprox.) 29 day cycle somewhere, it begins as the new moon, the first phase of the moon cycle. The best