Black supermoon tonight

Tonight's new moon is also a supermoon.
Posted at 4:25 PM, Jul 31, 2019

Alright astronomy fans, there will be a neat event tonight, but you're not going to be able to see it. The new moon will peak tonight at 11:12 PM. This is the second new moon of July. Much like how the second full moon in a calendar month is referred to as a "blue moon," the second new moon is nicknamed the "black moon."

Tonight's new moon is also a supermoon because it coincides with lunar perigee - the Moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. The Moon takes an elliptical trip around the Earth. At it's closest point the Moon sits an average distance of 226,000 miles from Earth. A "supermoon" will appear slightly larger and brighter.

While you won't be able to see the black moon supermoon, the "extra dark" sky will give you a great view of the stars.