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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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The best time to view the Strawberry Moon will vary depending on the time zone.
A Strawberry Moon - a full moon which marks the start of the strawberry season - has not coincided with the Summer Solstice for almost 50 years.
Prosecutor Michael Hall said five off-duty officers were leaving their Christmas party at the Strawberry Moon club when trouble flared.
May is touted as "the month of flowers," as indeed it was this year, but expect June to be a significant month, as it is "the month of growth." It provides us with the full Strawberry Moon on the 15th, the summer solstice at 1:16 p.m.
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Smart was delighted with Strawberry Moon. He sad: "She's a very tough filly, and as there wasn't going to be much pace on, we thought we'd make it because she gets the trip well." Frederik Tylicki, who rode runner-up Gap Princess in the fillies' handicap, was given a one day ban on May 25 for using his whip with excessive frequency, but he gained some compensation half an hour later when he partnered Stonecrabstomorrow to win the 6f claimer for his boss Richard Fahey.
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The phases of the Warbler Moon and the Strawberry Moon
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