Humans have a strong affinity for the moon and the Full Moon calendar has been an important part of our history and culture. The moons waxing and waning has formed the basis for calendars across continents and cultures. Here is a current calendar to track the Full Moon and New Moon schedule throughout the year.
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Full Moon Calendar 2020
What you can see in this month's night sky. How to Observe the Moon with a Telescope. Most of the time, the full moon isn't perfectly full. We always see the same side of the moon, but part of it is in shadow. And sometimes — once in a blue moon — the moon is full twice in a month or four times in a season, depending on which definition you prefer.
The full moon is the lunar phase when the Moon appears fully illuminated from Earth 's perspective. The full moon occurs roughly once a month. The time interval between a full or new moon and the next repetition of the same phase, a synodic month , averages about Therefore, in those lunar calendars in which each month begins on the day of the new moon, the full moon falls on either the 14th or 15th day of the lunar month. Because a calendar month consists of a whole number of days, a month in a lunar calendar may be either 29 or 30 days long. A full moon is often thought of as an event of a full night's duration. This is somewhat misleading because its phase seen from Earth continuously waxes or wanes though much too slowly to notice in real time with the naked eye. By definition, its maximum illumination occurs at the moment waxing stops. For any given location, about half of these maximum full moons may be visible, while the other half occurs during the day, when the full moon is below the horizon.