Do Lunar eclipse commonly occur at New moon?
A lunar eclipse can occur only at the time of the Full Moon.
What we commonly call a solar eclipse can occur ONLY at the time of the new moon. In order for the solar eclipse to occur, one of the nodes of the lunar orbit must be aligned with the sun at the time of new moon; hence, a solar eclipse doesn't occur at every new moon. Solar eclipse can only happen at new moon.
A lunar eclipse can only occur at full moon and a solar eclipse can only occur at new moon. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun and a lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon. Earth blocks out the light to the moon in a lunar eclipse. The moon blocks out the light to the earth in a solar eclipse