full moon

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full moon

1. one of the four phases of the moon, occurring when the earth lies between the sun and the moon so that the moon is visible as a fully illuminated disc
2. the moon in this phase
3. the time at which this occurs

full Moon

See phases, lunar.

Full Moon

 

a phase of the moon in which the moon is near the point in the sky opposite the sun and in which its entire bright side is turned to the earth. In this phase, the moon appears as a bright disk.

full moon

[¦fu̇l ′mün]
(astronomy)
The moon at opposition, with a phase angle of 0°, when it appears as a round disk to an observer on the earth because the illuminated side is toward the observer.

full moon

The moon at opposition, with a phase angle of 0°, when it appears as a round disc to an observer on the earth because the illuminated side is toward him. See age of the moon.
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Another interpretation suggests the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter.
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com/event/mega-beaver-moon/) Mega Beaver Moon in November in the United States because for both colonists and the Algonquin tribes it came at the time of the year when beaver traps were set before the swamps froze over.