full moon

noun

Definition of full moon

: the moon with its whole apparent disk illuminated

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Easter occurs on the first Sunday after the first full moon that occurs after March 21. Marie Milano, Country Living, "When Is Palm Sunday, and Why Does the Date Always Change?," 8 Mar. 2019 The date of Easter varies — it's determined by the moon and usually falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the Spring equinox. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "When Is Palm Sunday? Here's Everything You Need to Know," 4 Mar. 2019 Facundo Menossi, who leads horse tours at sunrise, sunset, and under the full moon through the locality and the park, is a typical story. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Atins, a Hidden Paradise on the Northeast Coast of Brazil," 18 Jan. 2019 To start, EarthSky says a supermoon occurs when a new or full moon coincides with the closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "A Super Blood Wolf Moon Is Coming This Month," 4 Jan. 2019 From that distance, Ultima Thule will appear as big as the full Moon does in the sky here on Earth. Loren Grush, The Verge, "How to watch as NASA sends a spacecraft past a rock at the edge of the Solar System," 30 Dec. 2018 Victoria's Secret model Sara Sampaio played a chillingly life-like werewolf on a full moon with razor-sharp teeth and claws, while Taylor Hill was virtually unrecognizable as Japanese comic book character, Sailor Moon. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Best Celebrity Halloween Makeup on Instagram," 1 Nov. 2018 This storm coincides with the full moon, when tides are at their highest. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, "Wind gusts topped 93 mph in nor’easter, Boston storm surge falls short of record," 3 Mar. 2018 Easter occurs on the first Sunday after the Paschal full moon, which is the first full moon on or after the spring equinox, according to BBC. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "When Is Lent? Here's Everything You Need to Know," 11 Jan. 2019

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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full moon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of full moon

: the moon when it appears as a bright circle

full moon

noun

Kids Definition of full moon

: the moon with its whole disk lighted

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