Definition of full moon in English:

full moon


  • 1The phase of the moon in which its whole disc is illuminated.

    ‘the sky was clear and a full moon shone’
    • ‘The members organise turtle walks everyday and during full moon and new moon days, intensify the patrols.’
    • ‘The full moon illuminated the black car parked in the driveway across the street and down a little.’
    • ‘Han people watch the full moon and eat moon cakes, which are a symbol of family unity.’
    • ‘Evline managed to find a hole in the trees and saw that the moon was either a full moon, or very close to one.’
    • ‘Seasonal variation in the moon's path through the night sky changes the variance in ambient moonlight between proximate new moons and full moons.’
    • ‘The cool evening breeze played with her hair, and the full moon illuminated her face.’
    • ‘The sun had set now and only the light of the full moon illuminated her face.’
    • ‘‘Blue moon’ is, of course, a phrase people use to indicate something that doesn't happen very often, but I found out a blue moon is when two full moons happen in one month.’
    • ‘A lunar eclipse occurs at full moon when the Moon crosses the ecliptic in opposition to the Sun.’
    • ‘Hinduism encourages fasting on the eleventh day after a new moon, after the full moon, and every Monday in November.’
    • ‘If you insist on telling time by the moon, full moons just don't fit properly into a year.’
    • ‘Contrasting full moons seen near perigee and apogee indicate how much the apparent size of the Moon varies each month.’
    • ‘The second of these full moons started to be referenced as being a ‘blue moon’ only during the past few decades.’
    • ‘I think it's a dignified and fitting way to mark the tragic event, and I hope there will be clear skies so the full moon can shine down upon them.’
    • ‘The stars shone from above and a full moon illuminated the realm of the night.’
    • ‘The green leaves of the giant oak that they always gathered around hid the moon, a full moon tonight.’
    • ‘I was very excited for the full moon / lunar eclipse on Saturday night.’
    • ‘I also at a very young age fell in love with the moon in all its phases, though the full moon always drew me out.’
    • ‘The full moon illuminated her face in an indescribable way, and it almost astounded Jin.’
    • ‘The object was about the size of two full moons when the moon is high in the sky.’
    1. 1.1 The time when a full moon occurs.
      ‘it was several days after full moon’
      • ‘There are twelve months in a year because there are (very roughly) twelve full moons in a year.’
      • ‘Rather, the term blue moon refers to the second full moon in a calendar month, which occurred on Saturday.’
      • ‘Easter Day falls ‘on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox’.’
      • ‘It is celebrated on the first full moon of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, which this year falls on Thursday.’
      • ‘Easter Sunday is timed to coincide with the first Sunday following the first full moon of the vernal equinox.’
      • ‘If you are in the water seven nights after the full moon at around 10 pm, you will more than likely see something.’
      • ‘All Saturdays and Sundays are public holidays, as is the Poya Day of each month which marks the full moon.’
      • ‘The biggest bores occur around the equinox, and maximum bores occur one to three days after new and full moons.’
      • ‘The study period was from January 1999 through February 2001, or twenty six full moons and months.’
      • ‘It only flowers at the full moon for one night only and she painted it.’
      • ‘She remembers it saying they are rare to spot for they constantly travel and only appear at night during full moons.’
      • ‘Will anyone solve the mystery before the night of the spring full moon?’
      • ‘On the night of the full moon we took flares down to the lake and floated them on the water, paddling after them on rafts.’
      • ‘And, when the second full moon occurs in the same month, it is referred to as the blue moon.’
      • ‘The first Sunday after the first full moon after vernal equinox.’
      • ‘Last night, in the full moon, I heard a wolf howl, and this morning I woke up to a dead bear next to my side.’
      • ‘Whenever a full moon or the night of the comet came, the family would see the ghost of their lost relative.’
      • ‘Severe flooding occurs when the peak of the rainy season coincides with high tide and the full moon.’
      • ‘Before I forget the moment entirely, let me record a thrilling moment from last week, on the night of the last full moon.’
      • ‘Maybe he doesn't actually feel like a guy losing his marbles on a full moon night.’


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