TONIGHT: Black Moon 2016 – What It Is (and Why You Can’t See It)

Updated for 9/30: Friday’s sky (Sept. 30) is host to a somewhat unusual lunar event in the Western Hemisphere: a second new moon in a single month, which some people call a “Black Moon.” 

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By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today – Source: Space


While a full moon refers to the moment when the moon’s Earth-facing side is fully illuminated by sunlight, a new moon refers to the moment when the moon’s Earth-facing side is fully in shadow. (Unfortunately, that means the Black Moon will be more or less invisible, even if the moon is high in the sky).

The lunar calendar almost lines up with Earth’s calendar year, so there is typically one full moon and one new moon each month. A second full moon in a single calendar month is sometimes called a “Blue Moon.” A Black Moon is supposedly the flip side of a Blue Moon: the second new moon in a single calendar month. The next Black Moon takes place on Sept. 30 (in the Western Hemisphere).

From the Western Hemisphere, the new moon occurring on Friday, Sept. 30, is a Black Moon. Officially, it occurs at 8:11 p.m. Eastern Time (5:11 p.m. Pacific Time).

For the Eastern Hemisphere (Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia), this new moon occurs after midnight on the calendar date of Oct. 1. So for this part of the world, this particular new moon is not the second one in the calendar month, but rather, the first! So it does not qualify as a Black Moon, and that hemisphere will have to wait until the end of the month for theirs. Indeed, for the billions living in the Eastern Hemisphere, the Black Moon will arrive on Oct. 30 or, if you live in eastern Asia, Japan, Australia or New Zealand, not until Oct. 31 (Halloween).

The Black Moon is a somewhat unusual celestial event — they occur about once every 32 months.

Slooh Community Observatory will host a webcast Monday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) to show live views of the young moon, viewable on their website and also on Space.com. The webcast will feature discussion with special guests including Slooh’s spiritual correspondent Helen Avery, who will discuss the Black Moon’s significance to pagan religion, and there will also be a discussion of how to define the Black Moon when dealing with multiple time zones.

At its “new moon” phase, the moon is always black. It happens at that time of the month when the moon passes through the same part of the sky as the sun and as such, the moon’s dark or unilluminated side faces Earth. So there really is nothing to see.

Actually, that’s not always true, since there are times when the new moon passes directly between Earth and the sun and Earthlings can then see the moon’s black silhouette crossing in front of the sun, causing a solar eclipse. That, in fact, actually happened with this month’s first new moon, on Sept. 1, creating an annular eclipse (also known as a “Ring of Fire Eclipse”) over parts of Africa.

If you have ever wondered where the term “new moon” originated, it simply refers to the start of a new lunar cycle. The time frame from one new moon to the next is called a synodic month, which, on average, lasts 29.53 days. This is the period of the moon’s phases, because the moon’s appearance depends on the position of the moon with respect to the sun as seen from the Earth. The word “synodic” is derived from the Greek word sunodikos, which means “meeting,” for at new moon, the moon “meets” the sun.

But unlike a “supernoon” which gets countless numbers of people scurrying for vantage points to see a slightly larger and slightly brighter-than-average full moon, with a Black Moon, you simply can’t see it. In my opinion, this is the chief reason why Black Moon is going to have a tough time in becoming a popular media brand.

A couple of evenings later, however, on Oct. 2, you’ll be able to pick out a slender sliver of a waxing crescent moon low in the western twilight sky about 30 or 40 minutes after sunset local time. That will also mark the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year 5777. And the following day (Oct. 3) is the Islamic New Year 1438, on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar.

Some people mistakenly refer to the appearance of any thin lunar crescent as the “new moon.” This fallacy has even spread into popular literature. In his classic work “A Night to Remember,” about the sinking of the Titanic, author Walter Lord quotes a fireman in a lifeboat who caught sight of a narrow crescent low in the dawn sky and exclaimed, “A new moon!”

As one who has been involved in the broadcasting field for nearly 40 years, I’d like to point out that we live in a time when the news media is seemingly obsessed with “branding.” This marketing strategy involves creating a differentiated name and image — often using a tagline — in order to establish a presence in people’s mind. In recent years in the field of astronomy, for example, we’ve seen annular eclipses — those cases when the moon is too small to completely cover the disk of the sun — become branded as “Ring of Fire Eclipses.” A total eclipse of the moon — when the moon’s plunge through the Earth’s shadow causes the satellite to turn a coppery red color — is now referred to as a “Blood Moon.”

When a full moon is also passing through that part of its orbit that brings it closest to Earth — perigee — we now brand that circumstance as a supermoon. That term was actually conjured up by an astrologer back in 1979 but quite suddenly became a very popular media brand after an exceptionally close approach of a full moon to Earth in March 2011. It surprises me that even NASA now endorses the term, although it seems to me the astronomical community in general shies away from designating any perigee full moon as “super.”

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Then there is Blue Moon. This moniker came about because a writer for Sky & Telescope Magazine misinterpreted an arcane definition given by a now-defunct New England Almanac for when a full moon is branded “blue,” and instead incorrectly reasoned that in a month with two full moons, the second is called a Blue Moon. That was a brand that quietly went unnoticed for some 40 years, until a syndicated radio show promoted the term in the 1980s and it then went viral. So now, even though the second full moon in a month is not the original definition for a Blue Moon, in popular culture we now automatically associate the second full moon in a calendar month with a Blue Moon.

So are you ready for yet another lunar brand? The newest one is Black Moon.

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Moon is a ‘HOLOGRAM’ – Cameraman Claims ‘Lunar Wave’ He Filmed Proves It

Forget Blood Moons: A SKY watcher who spends hours filming the Moon with high-definition telescopic cameras says years of research has convinced him the ‘moon is a hologram’.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today


Express.co.ukCrrow777 – A YouTube user has published a series of videos which crazily suggest the moon is a man-made illusion and covering something else up.

He developed the out of this world theory after he caught on camera something he calls a “lunar wave” which he claims shows it is a hologram.

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His latest video of a “lunar wave” to be posted online was filmed on Sunday, and he says he was able to predict when it would happen because they are “fixed events”.

Bizarrely YouTube user Ccrow777, of the Crow Discovery Project, said he is not alone in his theory the moon is not all it seems.

He said: “I am going to hit you in a way that is going make you think tin foil hat, but I’m not going to apologise for that.

“I have been at this for a long time, I have been relentless in my research and in filming and observing the moon and everything that happens and it is true, from the people I have talked to, and there are other people talking about the moon being a hologram, and quite a few people are aware of this.

Ccrow777 at work filming the Moon

“Quite a few people are aware of this. I am not the discoverer of this it is a well known event by now

“I made this announcement knowing full well the trouble that will follow – but I did it anyway because it is true and effects every living being on this planet.”

It has been suggested it is a malfunction or illusion within the camera, but Ccrow777 argues he ruled that out because the wave only affects the lunar surface and no other area in shot.

Others have suggested atmospheric pressure caused the effect – in a similar way to heat =haze or that it could be caused by engines of planes – two theories he also rejects.

A quick search online reveals a number of other sites, posts and videos where people suggest the moon is fake, an illusion, or created artificially.

People who viewed his videos have mixed opinions, with some buying into it.

But Jason Miller posted on the Ccrow777’s channel: “Have you ever thought how they would project a hologram everyday for the past thousands of years and follow the same schedule for thousands. It’s irrational to even think the moon is a hologram.”

RealityHijacked said: “I’d say that it’s some kind of electromagnetic interaction sweeping over the face of the moon and distorting the light field as it goes. I’m not too big into the whole “holographic moon” theory.”

While Nuno Patro added: “Have you considered it could be the refraction of a cold front or two layers of different atmospheric pressures?

Another awesome shot of the Moon when Ccrow777 says a lunar wave passed

Ccrow777 shows of his high-tech camera kit

I have been at this for a long time, I have been relentless in my research and in filming and observing the moon and everything that happens and it is true, from the people I have talked to, and there are other people talking about the moon being a hologr

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He claims after posting the footage online he was contacted by three individuals who claimed to have been in positions that meant they knew more than the general public, and the moon was indeed a hologram.

He then discovered former research by Russian scientists who speculate the Moon could be a huge artificial space station and the whole solar system could be fake.

Despite subscribing to such an extraordinary conspiracy theory, when interviewed Ccrow777 sounds completely rational.

He said: “My guess is it’s not just a rock in space, there is a lot going on up there. To me its clear now we live in an artificial system.

“If you look at moon maps no two ever match up. I have come to believe it is an illusion, and part of a control system we live in.”

When pressed on things like lunar eclipses, which are filmed all over the world, he maintains they are all faked.

He said: “It is all staged. There are hundreds of objects that transit the moon during an eclipse. There is a control system behind the moon and it is something to do with the sun. Is it the system we have been told about or is it another system?

“I predicted the next best chance to film a lunar wave would be between September 20 and 30 and low and behold it happened.

“I have known the truth about our moon for a little over one year. In that time I have re-confirmed what I know many times. When I saw the Russian research it not only confirmed what I had come to know – it was perfectly spot on and then some – equinoxes – wave times – everything.

“I made this announcement knowing full well the trouble that will follow – but I did it anyway because it is true and effects every living being on this planet.”

It has been suggested it is a malfunction or illusion within the camera, but Ccrow777 argues he ruled that out because the wave only affects the lunar surface and no other area in shot.

Others have suggested atmospheric pressure caused the effect – in a similar way to heat =haze or that it could be caused by engines of planes – two theories he also rejects.

A quick search online reveals a number of other sites, posts and videos where people suggest the moon is fake, an illusion, or created artificially.

People who viewed his videos have mixed opinions, with some buying into it.

But Jason Miller posted on the Ccrow777’s channel: “Have you ever thought how they would project a hologram everyday for the past thousands of years and follow the same schedule for thousands. It’s irrational to even think the moon is a hologram.”

RealityHijacked said: “I’d say that it’s some kind of electromagnetic interaction sweeping over the face of the moon and distorting the light field as it goes. I’m not too big into the whole “holographic moon” theory.”

While Nuno Patro added: “Have you considered it could be the refraction of a cold front or two layers of different atmospheric pressures?”


UPDATED Moon Hologram – The Moon is Not What You Think 

China Releases Moon Footage of Alien Bases

Dr. Micheal Salla has indicated that there is a Military Industrial Extraterrestrial Complex or MIEC, and that Earth is being assimilated by an alien agenda which also operates on Earth’s Moon.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today – Source: Ufo the truth is out there


The photo below is similar to many that I myself have seen. It appears that the Chinese who took the photo, have confirmed that aliens exist. The Chinese have probably been in contact with these aliens already.

That would explain why so many radio telescopes are searching for signals from aliens, and more being built as we speak, yet no reported signals from aliens were reported to the public.

The report stipulates:

“I was sent some pictures by a source who claims China will be releasing Hi Res images taken by the Chang’e-2 moon orbiter, which clearly show buildings and structures on the moons surface. He also claims NASA has deliberately bombed important areas of the Moon in an effort to destroy ancient artefacts and facility’s.

“Pictures yet to be released clearly show nuclear impact craters and building debris caused by explosions in an effort by NASA to destroy the truth. China is moving toward full disclosure of the Extraterrestrial reality, if these images and future ones are verified genuine then NASA should be investigated for fraud and treason. China will be releasing all the data and images from the Chang’e-2 in the coming weeks and months, lets hope this is the beginning of a new era.”

Have you ever wondered why we haven’t returned to the moon again? The truth is that NASA is hiding a very dark secret from us.

Is there an “Alien Base” on the Moon? More and more people are coming forward with stories that might prove this is true. Rumors say that there is an Alien Moon Base on the far side of the moon, the side we never see from Earth.

Did you ever wonder why the Moon landings stopped and why we have not tried to build a Moon Base? It does seem like a better and easier idea than a floating space station with no access to any raw materials or supplies?

According to the NASA Astronaut Neil Armstrong the aliens have a base on the Moon and told us in no uncertain terms to get off and stay off the Moon!

Sound far fetched? Milton Cooper, a Naval Intelligence Officer tells us that not only does the Alien Moon Base exist but the U.S. Naval Intelligence Community refers to the Alien Moon Base as “Luna,” that there is a huge mining operation going on there, and that is where the aliens keep their huge mother ships while the trips to Earth are made in smaller “flying saucers”.

LUNA: The Alien base on the far side of the Moon. It was seen and filmed by the Apollo astronauts. A base, a mining operation using very large machines, and the very large alien craft described in sighting reports as mother ships exist there. – Milton Cooper


Moon Hologram – The Moon Is Not What You Think It Is

Do You Believe the Moon is Real? Because Analysis Shows it Might be a Hologram.

Recent studies of the moon have revealed a strange anomaly in the form of a lunar wave that has led some UFO enthusiasts and analysts into believing that the Moon is in fact a forgery.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today


A new theory has emerged after more people analyzing the Moon using high-definition telescopic cameras, saw that the image they were receiving through the scope was perturbed by what they call a “lunar wave”.

Mr. Crow did a great job capturing this moment, along with other eleven people. He claims that the “lunar wave” is an anomaly usually encountered while projecting an image, thus speculating about the possibility of the Moon being an actual hologram.

At first, the malfunction of the camera was considered, but after analyzing the bizarre phenomenon for a couple of weeks, he concluded that the line interfering with the Moon’s surface is not due to the “pixelation or shredding of the signal”, but it’s an actual “organic line.”

If the projection comes from space or from planet Earth, we are yet to find out, but current analysis only point towards the obvious anomaly known as “the lunar wave” and a few more evidence revealed by some Russian scientists.

Known as a reliable source when it comes to UFO disclosure, revealing never before seen footage of chem planes and strange UFOs, Mr. Crow tries to debunk the lunar mystery this time. He stated that:

I have been at this for a long time, I have been relentless in my search and in filming and observing the moon and everything that happens and it is true, from the people I have talked to, and there are other people talking about the moon being a hologram, and quite a few people are aware of this.”

After the groundbreaking footage was released, Mr. Crow tells how he has been contacted by three individuals occupying positions which offers them more knowledge about things than the rest of the population. He was told that he is on the right track, but at the same time he received critics and defaming interpretations of his work. Could his theory regarding the Moon being a hologram actually prove to be real?

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Well, as a matter of fact Mr. Crow is a rational and well educated person, and if we check his theory better, it sounds quite convincing:

My guess is that when the Moon is in its quarter phases, or slivers, or other things, you are actually looking at the Moon. I think that when it starts to get full or well-lit on the face, they cover it with a hologram so we can’t see what they are doing under there… It’s not what you think it is, I can tell you that it’s not just a rock in space… there’s a lot going on up there.”

The space analyst said that after he had recorded the lunar wave, he was confronted with a research paper written by Russian scientists who point in the same direction. Could this prove to be true? Is the Moon in fact a colossal artificial space station with the rest of the solar system being a forgery as well?

With other people backing up his claims, along with a remarkable background in UFO disclosure, we can only hope that Mr. Crow will eventually find conclusive evidence to support his theory, but for the time being, lets enjoy the mighty Moon as it is – as Earth’s natural satellite, and who knows?


David Icke, The Moon Is Not What You Think It Is

WOW! Massive Structure, Underground Entrance Found on the Moon In Google Earth

Massive Structure, Underground Entrance Found on the Moon In Google Earth. Similar Underground Base Entrances Found on the Moon and Mars with Google Earth.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today


You can search this discovery for yourself with the following coordinates on Google Earth (MOON & MARS).

• Moon: #1: 26°21’55.79″N 12° 6’54.14″E

• Moon: #2: 22°42’38.46″N 142°34’44.52″E

• Mars: 45°56’56.49″N 23°32’19.78″E


WARNED OFF? Alien BASES On Dark Side of The Moon Exposed

Super Earth DISCOVERED – Closest Ever Planet Which Could House Intelligent Life FOUND

A SUPER-EARTH with the credentials to support alien life forms has been discovered just outside our solar system.

Hot on the heels of Earth 2 – another planet discovered this summer which has the potential to harbour life – Wolf 1061c is the closest planet outside our solar system which could hold alien life.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today

Dubbed Earth 3, it is more than four times the mass of Earth. The large planet is still small enough to be rocky with a solid surface, but a year there lasts just 18 days.

It also orbits the Red Dwarf sun within the “Goldilocks zone” meaning its temperature would be just right to hold liquid water so life could potentially develop within its oceans if it has any.

In July NASA held a historic press conference revealing it had founder a “second Earth” using the Kepler telescope.

NASA graphic showing notable exoplanets found by Kepler

Kepler 452b was thought to be rocky and in the Goldilocks zone, but was 1,400 light years away – 100 times further than Wolf 1061c is.

Wolf 1061c is just 14 light years away in the in the constellation of Ophiucus, orbiting the sun called Wolf 1061.

It is one of three planets orbiting the star found by Australian astronomers.

Lead study author Dr Duncan Wright of the University of New South Wales (UNSW), said: “It is a particularly exciting find because all three planets (b, c and d) are of low enough mass to be potentially rocky and have a solid surface.

“The middle planet, Wolf 1061c, sits within the ‘Goldilocks’ zone where it might be possible for liquid water – and maybe even life – to exist.

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“It is fascinating to look out at the vastness of space and think a star so very close to us – a near neighbour – could host a habitable planet.”

There have been a number of other planets found orbiting stars that are closer to us than Wolf 1061c, but they were not rocky and in the Goldilocks zone, meaning the chances of any life were remote at best.

But there are differences to our solar system as Wolf 1061 is a smaller and cooler star than our sun.

The orbits for the planets are also much shorter with b, c and d going around the star in 4.9 days, 17.9 days and 67.2 days respectively.

Their masses are at least 1.4, 4.3 and 5.2 times that of Earth, respectively.

Kepler-10 system, home to two rocky planets. In the foreground is Kepler-10c, a planet that weighs 17 times as much as Earth

The biggest outer planet (d) is just outside the habitable zone, but is also likely to be rocky, while the closest (b) is too near he star and would be too hot for life as we know it.

Dr Rob Wittenmyer, co-author of the report, said: “The close proximity of the planets around Wolf 1061 means there is a good chance these planets may pass across the face of the star.

“If they do, then it may be possible to study the atmospheres of these planets in future to see whether they would be conducive to life.”