The island's otherwise dark skies make full moons special. They can light up the landscape and deliver spectacular moon rises on the east side and moon sets on the west. The downside, so to speak, is that once the full moon is visible, it limits opportunities to view other objects in the night sky.
The full moon is the lunar phase when the Moon appears fully illuminated from Earth's perspective. This occurs when Earth is located between the Sun and the Moon (more exactly, when the ecliptic longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180ÃÂ°). This means that the lunar hemisphere facing Earth – the near side – is completely sunlit and appears as a circular disk. The full moon occurs roughly once a month.
The time interval between a full moon and the next repetition of the same phase, a synodic month, averages about 29.53 days. 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.
Historically, month names are names of moons (lunations, not necessarily full moons) in lunisolar calendars. Since the introduction of the solar Julian calendar in the Roman Empire, and later the Gregorian calendar worldwide, people no longer perceive month names as 'moon' names. The traditional Old English month names were equated with the names of the Julian calendar from an early time (soon after Christianization, according to the testimony of Bede around AD 700).
Some full moons have developed new names in modern times, such as 'blue moon', as well as 'harvest moon' and 'hunter's moon' for the full moons of autumn.
An early list of 'Indian month names' was published in 1918 by Daniel Carter Beard in his The American Boy's Book of Signs, Signals and Symbols for use by the boy scouts. Beard's 'Indian' month names were:
Such names have gained currency in American folklore. They appear in print more widely outside of the almanac tradition from the 1990s in popular publications about the Moon. Mysteries of the Moon by Patricia Haddock ('Great Mysteries Series', Greenhaven Press, 1992) gave an extensive list of such names along with the individual tribal groups they were supposedly associated with. Haddock supposes that certain 'Colonial American' moon names were adopted from Algonquian languages (which were formerly spoken in the territory of New England), while others are based in European tradition (e.g. the Colonial American names for the May moon, 'Milk Moon', 'Mother's Moon', 'Hare Moon' have no parallels in the supposed native names, while the name of November, 'Beaver Moon' is supposedly based in an Algonquian language).
The individual names (some inconsistent) given in Farmers' Almanac, which is not authoritative, include the following:[clarification needed]
The Long Night's Moon is the last full moon of the year and the one nearest the winter solstice.
'Ice Moon' is also used to refer to the first full moon of January or February.
Lunar eclipses occur only at a full moon and often cause a reddish hue on the near side of the Moon. This full moon has been called a blood moon in popular culture.
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Time: Varies; see https://www.mooninfo.org/moon-phases/full-moon-2022.html
Location: VariesMore information: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2022.html
Learn more about dark sky events and the island's application to be recognized by the International Dark Sky Association as a Dark Sky Sanctury at darkskyisland.org.