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Why can't we see the moon during the new moon phase?
The sun is not reflecting on the moon
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None of the Moon's surface (which faces Earth) is lit during a New Moon.
Eclipses don't happen at every new or full moon because an eclipse can only occur when the moon, sun, and earth are aligned with each other. The moon's orbit is slightly incli…ned, and the orbit itself rotates. So, sometimes the moon is slightly above or below the sun during new moon, and slightly above or below the earth's shadow during full moon. For an eclipse to occur, the moon must be at full or new moon during its passage through an ascending or descending node.
NEW MOON The new moon is the phase of the moon when the moon is not visible from Earth, because the side of the moon that is facing us is not being lit by the sun.
The "new moon" is when the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun, and the lighted half is facing the Sun, and away from the Earth. The Moon gets its light from the Sun, and m…oonlight is actually the Sun reflecting off the Moon (the Moon itself is a rock, not a light). With the Moon between the Sun and the Earth, we can't see it because none of the light is being reflected by the face toward us. The other side of the Moon (the far side, the back side we never see) is the half getting all the sunlight. During a total solar eclipse, you can see the darkened "new moon" silhouetted against the Sun, and, with the proper filters, astronomers can see the face of the Moon illuminated solely by the dim sunlight reflected from the Earth. The illuminated half of the Moon is the half facing away from the Earth. As the Moon orbits the Earth, half of its surface is always illuminated, but more or less of that illuminated part is seen from the Earth. This is why the Moon shows "phases" as it circles the Earth. Mercury and Venus (and to a much lesser extent Mars and the rest of the planets) likewise can show phases depending on their orbital position with respect to Earth.
During a new moon, the side of the moon that is illuminated by sunlight is facing away from Earth so that the dark side of the moon is facing Earth. However, during a total …solar eclipse (and with protective gear for your eyes) you can see the moon at the time of new moon. You will see the night time face of the moon without any detail at all.
the phase after new moon is waxing crescent
In space. Comment: It's hard to disagree with that. The answer you need is that the Moon is between the Sun and Earth. The alignment isn't usually exact because the Moon's orb…it is tilted relative to the Earth's orbit around the Sun. Incidentally, you can't actually see the Moon when it's New Moon.
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.
Not really; you only see the side that's facing you!! Plus you don't see below the surface...
After a week from new moon, you'll see a half moon. This is more correctly called the First Quarter phase of the Moon.
Those are the only times when eclipses can occur.
You can not see the new moon
You can see the New Moon, if by that you mean that first slim crescent. (It'll be quite close to the Sun, so look carefully). It's the "Dark of the Moon" you can't see, becaus…e all the Sun's light is on the far side (remember, the Moon has no light of its own, and only reflects sunlight). edit: The strict definition of "new moon" is when it's totally dark, not when it's a slim crescent.
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Because it is in between the Earth and the Sun, causing no light to be reflected from the sun to the Earth. Basically, there is no portion of the Moon facing both the Sun and …Earth.
The same side of the moon always faces Earth. Moonlight is simply light the moon reflects from the sun. When there is a new moon, the moon i approximately between Earth an…d the sun, so only the far side of the moon is lit. The near side is dark; the only light it gets is light reflected from Earth.
The sky may be cloudy or overcast tonight in the place where you live. Alternatively, it may be a date when the moon is only visible during the daytime. Th…ere are at least a couple of those in every month.