Why can't we see the moon during new moon phases?

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During the new moon phase, light from the Sun can only reach the side of the Moon that is facing away from us, as the Moon at this point is roughly between the Sun and Earth. During this time, the Moon and Sun rise and set at about the same time of day, and so are in the sky together, with the Moon being too dark to see. Occasionally the Sun, Moon and Earth will be perfectly aligned during the new moon phase for a few minutes, resulting in a solar eclipse (the unlit "disk" of the Moon can be seen passing in front of the Sun). New moon is the first phase of the lunar cycle, with the visible moon getting fuller (waxing) eventually becoming a full moon and then getting thinner (waning) to the next new moon. The process starts all over again, taking 29.5 days to complete its cycle.
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