full moon


Definition of full moon

: the moon with its whole apparent disk illuminated

Examples of full moon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This event will also be the lowest full moon on the horizon in 2022, NASA said. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 15 June 2022 There was a full moon in the sky, the only source of light. Ling Ma, The Atlantic, 16 May 2022 The moon orbits Earth every 29 days, which is why there's a full moon approximately once a month. Jamie Carter, Travel + Leisure, 14 Apr. 2022 But along with turkey day, there's another full moon this month, which is a very different event but certainly still worth checking out. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Nov. 2021 Blue moons are a phenomenon where there's an extra full moon in a calendar year outside of the usual 12. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 28 Oct. 2021 The Alaska Soulfest will be a full moon celebration, with yoga, music, vendors and booths. Naomi Stock, Anchorage Daily News, 26 May 2022 Because of the moon phases last week, with a full moon on September 20, there was a limited opportunity to view meteors between moon set and dawn, according to AMS. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 28 Sep. 2021 An organizer has encouraged participants to start dressing up in anticipation of Halloween, with an emphasis on the full moon ride on Oct. 20. al, 27 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of full moon

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

24 Jun 2022

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“Full moon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full%20moon. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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: the moon with its whole disk lighted


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