Full Moon

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A once-monthly phase of the Earth’s moon that has been anecdotally associated with all ilk of human behaviour, an association which remains unproven. Full moons have been linked to crime, suicide, mental illness, disasters, accidents, birth rates, fertility, werewolf 'outings,' etc.; there are no valid studies linking human behaviour to the moon
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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 weekend."
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).
Full moons 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.