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 Skygazers are enjoying the spectacular February full moon, or snow moon, this weekend. Fox News, "Snow Moon stuns as one of the largest full moons of 2020 lights up the sky," 9 Feb. 2020 February’s full moon is also known as the Snow Moon, Storm Moon or Hunger Moon. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Super Snow Moon 2020: Bright, full moon will light up the night sky tonight," 8 Feb. 2020 Lil Nas picks the red and makes his grand escape, chased by some armed agents, and fully embraces his vampire form against a backdrop of the full moon, by the end. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Lil Nas X Releases "Rodeo" Music Video Referencing "Buffy," "The Matrix," and More," 6 Feb. 2020 The next full moon, another supermoon, will occur on March 9. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "Supermoon will illuminate the night sky this weekend," 5 Feb. 2020 With thirteen full moons, two supermoons, and a blue moon during 2020, skygazers have plenty of celestial beauty to look forward to this year. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "Bundle Up—A Full "Snow Moon” Is Coming February 8," 3 Feb. 2020 The planets should be separated by only one fifth of the diameter of a full moon, or about 6 arcminutes of angular distance on the sky. Jay Bennett, Smithsonian Magazine, "Ten Celestial Events You Don’t Want to Miss in 2020," 14 Jan. 2020 Indeed, eelpout are quite unusual in that their reproductive alarms often sound in February and March, frequently associated with those months’ cold, bright full moons. Dr. Jason Halfen, Outdoor Life, "5 Fish You Might Not Have Caught Through The Ice But Should," 2 Jan. 2020 The full moon, known as the Hunter's Moon, always follows September's Harvest Moon. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, "Look up! A full Hunter's Moon will light up the night on Sunday," 13 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of full moon

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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18 Feb 2020

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“Full moon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full%20moon. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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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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