The Moon lies directly between the Earth and Sun in this phase. The far side is 100% illuminated, but the near side facing Earth is totally dark and invisible to us. The new Moon travels across the daytime sky and is responsible for rare solar eclipses.
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Earth Days
We are observing the Earth from far above the north pole and we can see the Moon in orbit. Both Earth and Moon
are illuminated by the Sun and the Moon's phases depend on its position in orbit around the Earth.

Maurice on the Moon - Moon Phases