Are there certain times of the year when there is no moon in the sky, at all? --When are these times; and can you sky-gazers explain this phenomenon?


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Eleanor jones Profile
Eleanor jones answered
The moon always rises and sets and is therefore always in the sky every day month in month out but we can not always see it. This is because moonrise and moonset happens at all different times depending upon its phase or position in relation to the sun and earth. At new moon it rises approximately with the sun and sets approx with the sun. We cannot see it but it is there all the same but its sunlit half is then sun facing. Take a look on the net and u will see all the differing moonrise and moonset times. It has nothing to do with certain times of the year but all to do with its monthly orbit of earth. Hope this helps.
Khadija Brohi Profile
Khadija Brohi answered
In astronomical terminology, the new moon is the lunar phase that occurs when the Moon, in its monthly orbital motion around Earth, lies between Earth and the Sun, and is therefore in conjunction with the Sun as seen from Earth. At this time, the dark (unilluminated) portion of the Moon faces almost directly toward Earth, so that the Moon is not visible to the naked eye.

Moon is always there...
Sometimes not visible but not gone anywhere ..
thanked the writer.
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Tony Newcastle
Tony Newcastle commented
You seemly extremely well-educated, Khadija, nevertheless, and your command of English is fantastic.
Do you live in the Indian 'sub-continent'; or in Pakistan?
Tony Newcastle
Tony Newcastle commented
My own little Wikipedia says that: 'Khadija' is of Arabic origin; it is mentioned in the Koran; and it means: "early baby".
Khadija Brohi
Khadija Brohi commented
A lotta thanks, I live in Pakistan..
May i know about you?
Annie Devore Profile
Annie Devore answered
It's Always There But Sometimes It Is Hidden By
A Lunar Eclipse
xavier silvera Profile
xavier silvera answered
Some time you have what i call dark night because there is no star or moon in the sky  the moon is always in the sky but due to orbiting of the earth you may not see it at times.

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