Sunday, March 7, 2010

Full Moon

Phases of Moon

Full Moon
A full moon appears as an entire circle in the sky.

Full Moon

Full moon is a lunar phase of the moon that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth away from the Sun.
Full moon occurs when the longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees; the Moon is then in opposition with the Sun.
As seen from Earth, the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing the earth is almost fully illuminated by the Sun and appears round.
The average interval between Full Moons is about 29.5 days, whilst the length of an average month is roughly 30.5 days.

Full Moon Dates on 2010
30 January
28 February
30 March
28 April
27 May
26 June
26 July
24 August
23 September
23 October
21 November
21 December

3 comments:

  1. Love watching the full moon - especially at rising time. :)
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Here from Twitter.

    @jean_blore

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  2. dr Anjana, god bless u for a nice article.

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  3. Dr Anjana
    Well explained the movement of Moon as well as its position and its shape difference due to movement of sun.
    Best Regards

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