New moon – the opposite of full moon!

The new moon is the opposite pole to the full moon, being the time when the Moon is not visible in the sky to us people. Maybe this is why we pay less attention to it, because what you don’t see is less prevalent in our awareness.

However, there is one aspect, which continues to lend significance and fascination to the new moon. It is the word »new« and the described moment of renewal and of a new beginning. This word can be found in different languages:

• »new moon« (English)
• »Neumond« (German)
• »nouvelle lune« (French)
• »luna nueva« (Spanish)
• »lua nova« (Portuguese)
• »luna nuova« (Italian)

So it is obvious to accredit relevance to the new moon, for everything that will start over. If this effect actually stems from the Moon or the mind and the believe of people, remains to be seen. There certainly appears to lie a lot of power in this idea, which finds expression in many cultures. In the Islamic calendar, for example, the beginning of the month is determined by the first lunar crescent visibility, meaning, the moment when the moon crescent becomes visible again just after the new moon. Also in the Hindu moon calendar does the new moon play a central role, just like for specific Buddhist holidays or for a number of Native American tribes.

From an astronomical point of view, the new moon describes the position of the Moon between the Sun and the Earth. It rises and sets together with the Sun and can neither be seen at night (because it has already set in the darkness), nor during the day (because it is outshined by the sunlight). The only exception when we are able to see the new moon, is during a solar eclipse. Then, the Sun, the Moon and the Earth are on a straight line and the Moon can push itself directly in front of the Sun, for the observer from Earth. Solar eclipses, by the way, take place exclusively at the new moon, just like a lunar eclipse solely takes place at the full moon.

We would like to wish all readers a good fresh start and the fulfilment of wishes that each and everyone carries in their hearts. The new moon is a good point in time for us to believe in that!

The new moon pages

Here you find the new moon pages with the new moon calendar and the new moon memo, the free reminder via e-mail shortly before the new moon:

Here you can subscribe to the free new moon memo:


  1. Mick Chamberlain | 5 November 2014

    Great idea for star/moon lovers. I think, if it’s possible, to throw in high/low tides.

  2. Elaine | 5 November 2014

    Sure, I would love to see more information about the new moon and how it can impact our lives.

  3. Connie | 5 November 2014

    It is always a thrill to see the full moon. Thanks to you I don’t forget to look up. My Irish grandfather said, “Turn the change in your pocket when you see the new moon and you will always have money.”

  4. Patricia | 5 November 2014

    I truly hope that you decide to expand to including the New Moon advisories as well – I know that the moon definitely influences many facets of life.

  5. Adrienne | 5 November 2014

    Yes i love the new moon and have always started new ventures , even weddings, on the new moon……i am a Cancer so the Moon is my Goddess and i value all her phases……..Thank you so much ! xoxo

  6. Angelina | 4 November 2014

    Looking forward to receiving the memo day before.

  7. Richard | 4 November 2014

    The full moon has always been special to me. The new moon would truly be new to me in terms of paying attention and thinking what it means. Bring it on, please. And thank you.

  8. Angelo ( | 4 November 2014

    I think the idea is wonderful and very useful. I also want to thank you for the full moon report. Comes in very handy in seeing how people react during these moon periods and what occurs in my community.

  9. Pat Corbett | 4 November 2014

    I love it, thank you

  10. Pete Meis | 4 November 2014

    Everyone, I think, should plot their course, if possible. Sometimes, the course takes over, anyway, and things get hectic. Life is hard enough without bouncing from pillar to post.

  11. Michele | 4 November 2014

    Love learning, enjoy your current Full Moon info and look forward to whatever you decide –

  12. Susie | 4 November 2014

    The new moon is a great time to see and photograph stars.

  13. Rachel Payne-Creativity Tribe | 4 November 2014

    Great idea. Looking forward to seeing which direction you go.

  14. Donna Martemucci | 4 November 2014

    YES I track both moons for personal reasons and new moon most important…thank you for all you work.

  15. George | 4 November 2014

    I plant my veggies by the Moons cycle. It really does work well.

  16. Anonymous | 4 November 2014

    Anything about the moon is interesting. We need to learn more about the moon as it has unexplored effects on our life.

    R. Wayne Moorhead

  17. George | 4 November 2014

    A great idea and thank you for all the interesting info.

  18. Joy Boyette | 4 November 2014

    I always look forward to your posts… Thank you for the site and info you offer… I just voted yes-yes-yes…

  19. karen | 4 November 2014

    I would find it a very useful to have a new moon email. I try to plan activities in relation to moon cycles and would love to learn more about this. Found The Art of Timing book interesting but cannot say I have worked with it to any great level. Ways to do so would also be very much appreciated.

  20. Nick Thorne | 4 November 2014

    Enjoy the unpredictabity of the postings and the timelessness of the moon ‘s cycle.

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  22. nimejo | 4 November 2014

    I would like any moon information. Really enjoy your website! THANK YOU!!!

  23. Dianne | 4 November 2014

    I would enjoy it.

  24. b.doshi, R.N. | 4 November 2014

    The moon has always fascinated me. When I worked on the overnight shift on the maternity ward we KNEW we were going to be busy with women coming in with labor pains.

    Later in my career, I worked the overnight shift at a nursing home. We KNEW there would be residents there more confused than usual and trying to climb out of bed and we would make EXTRA rounds to keep an eye out for their safety. There is definitely something special about the moon.

  25. Shaedow | 4 November 2014

    I actually prefer the new moon over the full moon as it speaks to me more, so am looking forward to a new moon memo as well as the full moon memo! Thanx for the info u provide…

  26. Alex M. | 4 November 2014

    I look forward to the one or two line preamble to the full moon stats. Thank you.

  27. Bev Rafferty | 4 November 2014

    I’d enjoy receiving your information regarding the new moon. I know it’ll be very educational and helpful.

  28. soof | 4 November 2014

    I enjoy receiving your notes on the Moon and greatly look forward to receiving New Moon info … many thanks!

  29. Christopher Cody | 4 November 2014

    I enjoy reading your thoughtful comments about life and love in the emails I receive from you. Having them come twice a month is even better…mentioning as well the joy that the cycles of the moon give me.
    Actually, I am 787 years old now and I don’t look a day over 500!!!
    I’ll be 788 eight days after the next full moon. Yes, these are lunar years…and it’s fun to play around with time and how we create so many beliefs about ourselves around our solar years, which are absurd at best. The interesting part of this is that the collective consciousness of which we are a part, supports are these limiting beliefs. I don’t. I still have fun playing baseball, surfing, running and creating all sorts of electronic gizmos.

  30. Beth | 4 November 2014

    hank you if you do decide to do this.

  31. Anonymous | 4 November 2014

    yes new moon affects tides I think just as full moon. Feel more diistress at new moon and feel better when moon returns, Crescent moon good sign.

  32. margarita | 4 November 2014

    it really sounds good can’t wait thanks

  33. Heidi | 4 November 2014

    I follow all moons and look forward to the memos

  34. Tuath Dedanaan | 4 November 2014

    Wonderful idea!
    I look forward to the information!

  35. The Adam | 4 November 2014

    There is no good, scientific, useful, or productive reason I should read the full-moon page you send, but I do with interest, a reminder of the lunar cycle and our own monthly rhythms, not to mention eclipses and stuff. So I would enjoy doubling my distraction with a new-moon page as well. (I time my national-park visits around phase of the moon.)

  36. Mama K | 4 November 2014

    I do see interesting effects on people during a new moon just as much as a full moon so it does help to know when they are so I know I’m gonna get the crazy people in my office during those times 🙂

  37. PJ Patterson | 4 November 2014

    I would love this information as it pertains to the energies of earth. Earth energies affect me as long as I reside here. This information will help me benefit from the cycles of the moon. Thank you.

  38. Deb | 4 November 2014

    I pay attention to ALL moons as it does effect us human beings!

  39. Susan Cartwright | 4 November 2014

    Is the Full Moon schedule you mailed
    For November correct???
    Regarding NY & Mexico & Los Angeles
    I’m confused. Sorry

  40. TL Block | 4 November 2014

    i look forward to getting the full moon email each time it occurs. If I get to hear more info about the moon, or just read something interesting, I’m all for it. Who wouldn’t like free information? Thanks for all the hard work you put into this.

  41. Lin Barrett | 4 November 2014

    I’m signing up as soon as it becomes possible to do so. Thanks!

  42. Kathleen Goettel | 4 November 2014

    I always look forward to your report, love what you have to say and always find you interesting. Thank You, Kathleen

  43. Robert DuFault | 4 November 2014

    Full moon, new moon – I’m interested in anything you have to say. I am 77 y.o. and happy that we, as a society, have stopped using the phrase “dark side of the moon”. I’m sure that everyone who was born during the ‘space age’ (1969 or later) understands that ALL of the moon is illuminated at one time or another.

    My heart was a ‘new moon’ in 1990 – the year that my sweetheart and I got married. Now, as we near our Silver Anniversary, it is a very full moon!

  44. Sharon | 4 November 2014

    I enjoy receiving these notes on the Moon. Look forward to more info.
    Thank you and God Bless!

  45. Alwyn | 4 November 2014

    Nice idea.

  46. Anonymous | 4 November 2014

    Hopefully the survey is unanimous in favour of a New Moon email….. I look forward to receiving them 🙂

    Kind regards, Brian

  47. Carol Corbley Soos | 4 November 2014

    Free moon memo mailing. I forgot to vote yes to mail it to me, only checked to get results of poll. Could you please send that to me.?
    Thank you.

  48. Marcia | 4 November 2014

    Yes this is helpful

  49. k. ashcraft | 24 January 2012

    miracles in lives of humans are a direct effect of the full moons. not too many people are aware of it however. my links to fullmoon miracles are surrounded in the new life and births into this world… for example, i myself was givin the date i was due to be born as dec 14 1978. unfortunately my arrival wasnt until jan 30 1979. roughly 45 days late. how often do you hear of a such a lenghly gap. wouldnt it be safe to say that my intended birth sigh,sagitarius, is just as relevent as my actual sign i was born to,aquarius,? i believe so. my origional due date as it happens, was the exact date of the last fullmoon of 1978. i was in theory suppose to have been born on a fullmoon, the last fullmoon of that year to be percise. even more interesting, my last chil was born on jan 03 2007, which was the same day as the first full moon of 2007. what do u think that means?

  50. mama sprague | 23 January 2012

    New moon and a Monday – seems like a great place to start!

    • Tracey | 5 November 2014

      I think it’s a fantastic idea.

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