(KUROKI TSUKI) The words used by SEELE to describe the egg of Lilith, the source of life. In episode 26', the start of the Instrumentality Project reveals that the underground cavity beneath Tokyo-3 which became the Geofront is in fact the "Black Moon".

Source: The End of Evangelion : Glossary contained within The End of Evangelion - Theatrical Program.


There is some real world truth to the relation of Lilith to a dark moon. The Dark Moon refers to a hypothetical satellite of the Earth. It would be a very small physical body (about 3 meters across) and have a great velocity (3 hours and 20 minutes for a complete orbit around the Earth). It would also be in eclipse, thus be invisible. In 1918, the astrologer Walter Gounold named this Dark Moon, or Black Moon, Lilith.

A Black Moon is the name given to an occurrence of the second new moon in a calendar month. Though traditional believers in Wicca do not use the Gregorian calendar system, many modern followers of this religion believe that the second dark moon (i.e., new moon) is a time of great power in the spiritual world, and any magick performed during a Black Moon is especially potent. Many astrologers equate the black moon with a person's dark side.

The chances of two new moons occurring in one month are exactly the same as two full moons occurring in a single month, which tends to be about every 2.5 to 2.8 years. However since you cannot typically see a new moon (except during a solar eclipse), a Black Moon is not usually noticed or recognized.

Black Moon Calendar (1950 - 2050)

1950-1999          |  2000-2050
-------------------+-------------------
October 30, 1951   |  July 31, 2000
June 30, 1954      |  May 31, 2003
January 30, 1957*  |  December 31, 2005  
March 31, 1957*    |  August 30, 2008
October 31, 1959   |  July 30, 2011
July 31, 1962      |  January 30, 2014*
May 30, 1965       |  March 30, 2014*
December 31, 1967  |  October 30, 2016
August 31, 1970    |  August 30, 2019
June 30, 1973      |  April 30, 2022
January 31, 1976   |  December 30, 2024
October 31, 1978   |  August 31, 2027
July 31, 1981      |  June 30, 2030
May 31, 1984       |  January 30, 2033*
December 31, 1986  |  March 30, 2033*
August 31, 1989    |  October 31, 2035
June 30, 1992      |  August 30, 2038
January 30, 1995*  |  April 30, 2041
March 31, 1995*    |  December 31, 2043
October 31, 1997   |  August 31, 2046
                   |  May 31, 2049

*A double Black Moon (i.e., two Black Moons in one calendar year)

See also: Blue Moon


References

  • http://www.obliquity.com/astro/blue-new.html
  • http://lavenderwater.tripod.com/lunar.htm

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