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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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In 2019, there were already several full moon phenomena such as the "Blood Moon", "Pink Moon", and the "Super Worm Moon."
The Pink Moon will look slightly bigger than normal because the moon will be three days' pass perigee 6 the nearest location of natural satellite such as moon to Earth 6 so it will be almost like a "(https://www.ibtimes.com/super-blood-moon-see-stunning-images-rare-celestial-event-photos-2754599) supermoon ." Supermoons happen when the full moon coincides with perigee, but the difference in size even for these "super" natural satellites is usually too small to notice for unaided eye. 
The moon will also appear slightly bigger by around 13 per cent and brighter than the usual full moon as it is closer to Earth and brighter than usual.
In the year 2094, for instance, it's the months of January and April (not January and March) that feature two full Moons, and looking ahead to 2113, it's January and May that sport the two full Moons.
Many have observed that unstable people or those with mental health issues tend to exhibit more erratic behavior during full moons. Moreover, mood swings generally tend to be more exaggerated when the moon is full.
A "blue moon" refers to the occasional phenomenon of two full moons occurring in a single month of the Gregorian calendar.
Jayaratne said a total lunar eclipse is called a Blood Moon, because of the reddish colour of the Full Moon takes on when fully eclipsed.
Both full moons will also be supermoons, so-called when the moon comes within about 361,000 kilometers of the Earth, which is at or near the perigee-the point in the moon's orbit when it is closest to our planet, making it look bigger and brighter from the ground than the usual full moon.
A FULL moon graced our skies at the weekend - and the spectacular show is not over yet.
This would be the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades, promising Earth-bound sky-watchers a celestial spectacle.
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The new moons of March, April and May and the full moons of October, November and December all qualify as super moons.