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First month of 2014 features two new moons

The new year will be graced quickly by two new moons, as January will see them occur on New Years Day and again on Jan. 30.

It will be four more years before two new moons in one month will be seen again, as that situation will not recur until January of 2018.

Both of the new moons occurring this month are so-called “super moons,” so named because Luna is at or very near the closest point to Earth that it ever reaches in its orbit.

This post at Skywatch includes an image of the New Years Day new moon provided by the U.S. Naval Observatory.

  1. J
    January 6, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Sorry to have to correct you, but March 2014 also will have 2 new moons – again, as in January, on the 1st and the 30th.

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