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posted by takyon on Saturday October 01 2016, @01:12AM   Printer-friendly
from the mooned-you-too-late dept.

Submitted via IRC for TheMightyBuzzard

Are you ready for a cosmic shift of epic proportions? You’d better be, because such a shift is approaching, courtesy of our moon! This Friday, September 30th, the moon will be new¬†but ‘black.’ During a black moon, the side of Earth’s natural satellite lit by the sun faces away from our planet. As a result, …

Also at Space.com which clarifies that when there are two New Moons in a single calendar month, the second one is called a Black Moon. This is analogous to a "Blue Moon" which is the second Full Moon occurring in a single calendar month.


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  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Saturday October 01 2016, @01:57PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 01 2016, @01:57PM (#408769) Journal

    Well said.

    I don't know how anybody can use the Internet at all any more without ad blockers. 3-party ad networks and trackers unacceptably degrade the performance of any given page. Sometimes even the overwrought page designs irritate me so much I switch to browsing with Lynx for a while to cleanse the palate; with vi keys enabled it's pretty seamless between it and Firefox/Chrome/etc with the vimperator/virome plugins.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @04:36PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @04:36PM (#408821)

    I don't know how anybody can use the Internet at all any more without ad blockers.

    There are alternative ways to cope: Haldol for one, or Thorazine.