Tonight's full moon
is expected to be visible from around 8.19pm, with the best view at around 10.11pm.
NASA also said the moon "will appear full for about three days around, from Friday evening to Monday morning, making it a full moon
The sun will rise about an hour before moonset on April 20, so for about an hour, the nearly full moon
and the sun will both appear in the sky.
Lastly, the term 'wolf' is added because the full moon
is happening in January when full moons
are sometimes known as 'wolf moon' or 'great spirit moon'.
I once thought, as Dave Chapman does, that "if you do the math, you'll find that when February has no full Moons
, then both January and March that year must contain two full Moons
" (S&T: Feb.
In one of our previous articles, we explained that the stock market tends to be more volatile on either direction during full moons
(Supermoon, March 21, 2011).
The term "super moon" refers to the point when the moon is closest to Earth, making full moons
appear larger and brighter than usual.
He added that however when two full moons
fall in the same month, the second full moon
is called the blue moon though it does not appear in blue in colour.
Two full moons
will be occurring this month, according to the astronomical diary for January of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
are not unusual they happen every month - but they are given different names.
"If you could stack up full moons
next to each other, there is clearly a difference," Lattis said, but to a casual observer it is going to look very similar to a regular full moon
"There are three full moons
in 2016 that meet the definition of a "Supermoon" - October, November and December.