full moon


Definition of full moon 

: the moon with its whole apparent disk illuminated

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The July 27 full moon hangs out with the Red Planet. Blaine P. Friedlander Jr., Washington Post, "Skywatch: July is the month of Mars," 30 June 2018 This month's full moon even has a name: the strawberry moon. Susan Selasky And Emma Tomsich, Detroit Free Press, "Strawberry moon, Saturn to light up sky tonight," 27 June 2018 The full moon starts at 11:53 p.m. Wednesday in Milwaukee. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Look up! Strawberry Moon is most colorful full moon all year," 25 June 2018 Stripers are moving in both directions, as the Sunday’s full moon was prime time for spawning in the upper river. sacbee, "Fishing line: Sacramento River sees plenty of stripers and shad | The Sacramento Bee," 30 Apr. 2018 The full moon has a message to speak up for yourself at home as well as in the great world. Minerva, San Francisco Chronicle, "Minerva’s horoscope for week of Feb. 25," 25 Feb. 2018 Normally, there are 12 full moons each year, but sometimes there are 13. Sarah Lyons, Teen Vogue, "How to Make Friday the 13th Good Luck Charms," 12 July 2018 Finally, July concludes with a full moon in Aquarius on Friday, July 27 — but this isn't a typical lunation, either. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's July 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 June 2018 In Atlanta, the full moon will peak at approximately 12:54 a.m. on Thursday, June 28. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "What is a strawberry moon? Don’t miss this week’s lunar spectacle," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of full moon

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of full moon

: the moon when it appears as a bright circle

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Kids Definition of full moon

: the moon with its whole disk lighted

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