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Because at the time of each new moon, the earth is blocking the light from the sun from reflecting off the surface of the moon.


I disagree.

At the moment of "new moon," and when there is also not a solar eclipse going on (which can only happen at new moon), you cannot see the moon because you would have to look almost directly at the Sun to view it. The Sun's brightness and glare prevents you from seeing the unlit side of the Moon presented toward Earth.

The time when Earth's shadow blocks the Sun's light from reaching the Moon is called a lunar (opposite of solar) eclipse. This can only happen at full moon; however, it never results in the Moon being invisible. The Moon will always be visible during the deepest lunar eclipse because of Earth's atmosphere, which bends and refracts some of the Sun's light onto the moon's surface.

You cannot see the moon at or near the moment of "new moon" because the bright Sun is almost directly "behind" it from our point of view.
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