You’ll be able to view a full moon from Earth about once a month.
According to TimeandDate.com a full moon is, .”..when the Sun and the Moon are aligned on opposite sides of Earth, and 100% of the Moon’s face is illuminated by the Sun.”
Here are some more interesting facts about full moons thanks to timeanddate.com:
- Some Full Moons are only 99.9% illuminated, as seen from Earth.
- The reason why we cannot see the entire illuminated hemisphere of the Moon during some Full Moons is that the Moon’s orbit around Earth is inclined at an angle of about 5° in relation to the Earth’s orbital plane, the ecliptic.
- The Moon is in constant motion around the Earth, so—technically speaking—the Full Moon only lasts for an instant of time.
- The Moon can appear to be full a day before or after when more than 98% of the Moon’s disc is lit-up.
Here’s when you can spot a full moon from Australia:
According to Earthsky.org, these are common names for full moons in our part of the world.
- January: Hay Moon, Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Mead Moon
- February (mid-summer): Grain Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Red Moon, Wyrt Moon, Corn Moon, Dog Moon, Barley Moon
- March: Harvest Moon, Corn Moon
- April: Harvest Moon, Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon
- May: Hunter’s Moon, Beaver Moon, Frost Moon
- June: Oak Moon, Cold Moon, Long Night’s Moon
- July: Wolf Moon, Old Moon, Ice Moon
- August: Snow Moon, Storm Moon, Hunger Moon, Wolf Moon
- September: Worm Moon, Lenten Moon, Crow Moon, Sugar Moon, Chaste Moon, Sap Moon
- October: Egg Moon, Fish Moon, Seed Moon, Pink Moon, Waking Moon
- November: Corn Moon, Milk Moon, Flower Moon, Hare Moon
- December: Strawberry Moon, Honey Moon, Rose Moon
This Article firstly Publish on 7news.com.au