At the 'New Moon' the Moon is on the same side of the Earth as the Sun so, with the Sun behind it, it is not visible on Earth to the unaided eye (except by noticing that it blocks the stars behind it in the night sky). New Moon nights are special on Beaver Island because they present the best opportunity to view the Milky Way, other galaxies and other dark sky objects.
The original meaning of the term 'new moon', which is still sometimes used in calendrical, non-astronomical contexts, is the first visible crescent of the Moon after conjunction with the Sun. This thin waxing crescent is briefly and faintly visible as the Moon gets lower in the western sky after sunset. The precise time and even the date of the appearance of the new moon by this definition will be influenced by the geographical location of the observer. The first crescent marks the beginning of the month in the Islamic calendar and in some lunisolar calendars such as the Hebrew calendar. In the Chinese calendar, the beginning of the month is marked by the dark moon, the last visible crescent of a waning Moon.
The astronomical new moon, sometimes known as the dark moon to avoid confusion, occurs by definition at the moment of conjunction in ecliptical longitude with the Sun, when the Moon is invisible from the Earth. This moment is unique and does not depend on location, and in certain circumstances it coincides with a solar eclipse.
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Time: Varies; see https://www.mooninfo.org/moon-phases/new-moon-2022.html
Location: VariesMore information: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2022.html
Learn more about dark sky events and the island's application to be recognized by the International Dark Sky Association as a Dark Sky Sanctury at darkskyisland.org.