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  Full Moon Names and Their Meanings
Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States.
To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.
Full Harvest Moon - September This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox.
www.farmersalmanac.com /full-moon-names   (900 words)

  
  Phases of the Moon and Percent of the Moon Illuminated   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Full Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are at nearly opposite positions in the sky - which is why a Full Moon rises about the time of sunset, and sets about the time of sunrise, for most places on Earth.
Technically, the phases New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon, and Last Quarter are defined to occur when the excess of the apparent ecliptic (celestial) longitude of the Moon over that of the Sun is 0, 90, 180, and 270 degrees, respectively.
Considering the Moon as a circular disk, the ratio of the area illuminated by direct sunlight to its total area is the fraction of the Moon's surface illuminated; multiplied by 100, it is the percent illuminated.
aa.usno.navy.mil /faq/docs/moon_phases.html   (1330 words)

  
 Full Moon Exhibition, Rose Center for Earth and Space | American Museum of Natural History
Full Moon: Apollo Mission Photographs of the Lunar Landscape, an exhibition of rarely seen photographic prints from NASA's Apollo missions to the moon, guest curated by artist and landscape photographer Michael Light, is on view at the American Museum of Natural History's Rose Center for Earth and Space.
Full Moon comes to the Museum after receiving international acclaim in London, Amsterdam, Madrid, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and is accompanied by Light's photographic book, FULL MOON, released in seven languages worldwide.
Full Moon is divided into three principal sections, "The Voyage," "In Orbit Around the Moon," and "The Lunar Surface," that give earthbound viewers a sense of the astronauts' experiences and create a deeper appreciation for the grandeur of the Apollo missions and of the moon itself.
www.amnh.org /rose/fullmoon.html   (592 words)

  
 Neuroscience for Kids - The Full Moon
The influence of the moon and behavior has been called "The Lunar Effect" or "The Transylvania Effect." The belief that the full moon causes mental disorders and strange behavior was widespread throughout Europe in the middle ages.
However, there was a small increase in the number of emergencies on grouped "fuller moon days" (during waxing gibbous, full moon and waning gibbous phases) compared to the number of emergencies on other days.
The surface gravity of the moon is 1/6 that of the Earth.
faculty.washington.edu /chudler/moon.html   (2487 words)

  
 Stones of Wonder - tips on watching the sun and moon at the solstices, equinoxes, standstills
This means that the full moons of summer are in the sky for a shorter period than those of winter, and reach a lower altitude in the sky.
The full moon nearest to midwinter is always the highest and longest shining full moon of the year, and everyone has experienced bright moonlit frosty nights around the winter holiday.
The key positions for the sun are the two solstices and the two equinoxes, and for the moon the positions of the full moon closest to the two solstices at the times of the standstills.
www.stonesofwonder.com /watching.htm   (3487 words)

  
 full moon and lunar effects
However, the light of the moon is a very minor source of light in most women's lives, and is no more likely than the moon's gravitational force to have a significant effect on a woman's ovulation.
The fact that the human body is mostly water largely contributes to the notion that the moon should have a powerful effect on the human body and therefore an effect on behavior.
If one believes that during a full moon there is an increase in accidents, one will notice when accidents occur during a full moon, but be inattentive to the moon when accidents occur at other times.
skepdic.com /fullmoon.html   (2853 words)

  
 full moon and lunar effects
However, the light of the moon is a very minor source of light in most women's lives, and is no more likely than the moon's gravitational force to have a significant effect on a woman's ovulation.
If one believes that during a full moon there is an increase in accidents, one will notice when accidents occur during a full moon, but be inattentive to the moon when accidents occur at other times.
If something strange happens and there is no full moon, no connection is made, but the event is not seen as counterevidence to the belief in full moon causality.
www.skepdic.com /fullmoon.html   (2901 words)

  
 The Moon
The phases of the moon are caused by the relative positions of the earth, sun, and moon.
When the moon is between the earth and the sun, it appears dark, a "new" moon.
Because the "horns" of the moon at the ends of the crescent are always facing away from the setting or rising sun, they always point upward in the sky.
liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov /Academy/UNIVERSE/MOON.HTML   (499 words)

  
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 Summer Moon Illusion
This week's full moon hangs lower in the sky than any full moon since June 1987, so the Moon Illusion is going to be extra strong.
When the moon is near the horizon, your brain, trained by watching birds, miscalculates the moon's true distance and size.
Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, the Moon Illusion is caused by oculomotor micropsia/macropsia.
science.nasa.gov /headlines/y2005/20jun_moonillusion.htm   (719 words)

  
 Moon Phases :: Calendars
The phases of the moon are caused by the relative positions of the earth, sun, and moon.
When the moon is between the earth and the sun, it appears dark, a "new" moon.
Because the "horns" of the moon at the ends of the crescent are always facing away from the setting or rising sun, they always point upward in the sky.
www.calculatorcat.com /moon_phases/moon_phases.phtml   (954 words)

  
 Phases of the Moon: Zoom Astronomy
The shape varies from a full moon (when the Earth is between the sun and the moon) to a new moon (when the moon is between the sun and the Earth).
For example, the "Harvest moon" is the full moon that appears nearest to the Autumnal Equinox, occurring in late September or early October.
A gibbous moon is between a full moon and a half moon, or between a half moon and a full moon.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/moon/Phases.shtml   (634 words)

  
 Blue Moons
For a blue moon to occur, the first of the full moons must appear at or near the beginning of the month so that the second will fall within the same month (the average span between two moons is 29.5 days).
Since the identity of the moons was important in the ecclesiastical calendar (the Paschal Moon, for example, used to be crucial for determining the date of Easter), a year with a thirteenth moon skewed the calendar, since there were names for only twelve moons.
Since February is usually 28 days long, and the average span between full moons is 29.5 days, if a full moon occurs at the end of January, it's possible for the next full moon to skip February entirely and fall in the beginning of March.
www.infoplease.com /spot/bluemoon1.html   (909 words)

  
 Keith's Moon Facts, Moon Phases, Moon Photos & Moon Folklore Page
The moon is actually moving away from earth at a rate of 1.5 inches per year.
The surface area of the moon is 14,658,000 square miles or 9.4 billion acres.
A Blue Moon is the third of four full moons in a season.
home.hiwaay.net /~krcool/Astro/moon   (1037 words)

  
 The Straight Dope: Do things get crazy when the moon is full?
What happens at full and new moon is that the earth, moon, and sun are lined up, resulting in higher tides than usual.
(At full moon the earth is between the moon and the sun; at new moon the moon is between the sun and the earth.) So when we talk about the influence of the full moon, we're really talking about the additional influence of the sun.
A new twist was recently given to lunar-effect theorizing by the discovery that positive and negative ions in the atmosphere have an effect on behavior (negative ions usually favorable, positives the opposite).
www.straightdope.com /classics/a2_337.html   (649 words)

  
 Inconstant Moon: The Moon at Perigee and Apogee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Inconstant Moon: The Moon at Perigee and Apogee
To avoid errors due to the Moon's not being perfectly full in either of the images, we'll measure the vertical extent of the disc, which is fully illuminated.
Since the Moon was, at that moment, south of the equator as seen from Earth, an observer in the northern hemisphere was additionally displaced northward and could see farther past the north pole of the Moon.
www.fourmilab.ch /earthview/moon_ap_per.html   (3343 words)

  
 APOD: April 19, 1999 - The Full Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Moon orbits the Earth about once a month (moon-th) from about 1 light second away.
The Moon's diameter is about 1/4 that of the Earth, and from the Earth's surface appears to have almost exactly the same angular size as the Sun.
Moon formed from a colossal impact on the Earth about 4.5 billions of years ago, and therefore has a similar composition to the Earth.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap990419.html   (144 words)

  
 The Moon
The Moon's gravitational attraction is stronger on the side of the Earth nearest to the Moon and weaker on the opposite side.
Actually, the Moon appears to wobble a bit (due to its slightly non-circular orbit) so that a few degrees of the far side can be seen from time to time, but the majority of the far side (left) was completely unknown until the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 photographed it in 1959.
There were three principal theories: co-accretion which asserted that the Moon and the Earth formed at the same time from the Solar Nebula; fission which asserted that the Moon split off of the Earth; and capture which held that the Moon formed elsewhere and was subsequently captured by the Earth.
seds.lpl.arizona.edu /nineplanets/nineplanets/luna.html   (1695 words)

  
 Full Moon & Human Behavior
As the full or the new moon approached, the murder rate rose sharply; it distinctly declined during the first and last quarters of the moon.
Clearly, the full moon is a dangerous time for surgery, and the dissemination of this knowledge should result in planning operations for the new moon.
This is because on a waxing or full moon, the sap rises in the trees and extensive sap bleeding attracts hordes of deathwatch beetles, which will devastate a crop.
www.innerself.com /Astrology/full_moon.htm   (2107 words)

  
 Full Moon Party. Thailand
Full Moon Party is not just a normal party but monthly Haad Rin's dance music festival which is famous worldwide, with everything from drum and bass to full-on psy-trance.
Full Moon Party in Thailand: There are about 10,000 to 20,000 people attending every month at this Koh Phangan beach party.
It is of course known as the Full Moon Party.
www.fullmoon-party.com   (677 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Full Moon: Music: Brandy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Full Moon truly glows when the intensity is muted and emotion is in the forefront.
"Full Moon" found Brandy reaching a moment where she was ready to grow as an artist.
Nevertheless, Brandy's "Full Moon" is an influential album for aspiring singers and avid music lovers who admire soulful vocal creativity and skill, and for those who enjoy great musical arrangements to accompany such undeniable talent.
www.amazon.com /Full-Moon-Brandy/dp/B00005V5TD   (2278 words)

  
 Lesson 7 - The Phases of the Moon
The New Moon occurs when the Moon is directly on the Sun side of the Earth, or to put that another way, the Moon is "new" when it is between the Earth and the Sun.
A Full Moon is so bright (magnitude -12.7) that it overpowers the night sky and makes it difficult to see dim objects.
The edge of the Moon that was once a crescent starts to "melt" away as the Moon continues its orbit.
www.synapses.co.uk /astro/moon2.html   (2600 words)

  
 Discovery Online, The Skinny On ... Lunacy and the Full Moon
A 1983 study of calls to a poison center found that unintentional poisoning increases at the full moon; and that suicide attempts and drug abuse increase with the new moon.
To understand what a full moon actually is, draw a small circle on a piece of paper, and put Africa in it so you'll know it's the Earth.
It might be interesting to compare cloud-covered full moons to clear full moons, with respect to one loony behavior.
www.discovery.com /area/skinnyon/skinnyon970620/skinny1.html   (707 words)

  
 Koh Pha Ngan Full Moon Party : Party Guide Had Rin Ko Phangan Thailand
Rin Nok beach is well known among Thai as well as the foreigner tourist for its “Full Moon Party”.
This spot is ranked as the third most beautiful spot in the world to view the full moon.
For this reason on every full moon night a great number of tourists from all over the world flock here to take part in the famous celebration.
www.thaihotelslinks.com /fullmoon-party   (254 words)

  
 Full Moon Party Hat Rin Koh Phangan Thailand
Rin Nok beach is well known among Thai as well as the foreigner tourist for its “Full Moon Party”.
This spot is ranked as the third most beautiful spot in the world to view the full moon.
For this reason on every full moon night a great number of tourists from all over the world flock here to take part in the famous celebration.
www.hotelslink.net /thailand-nightlife/fullmoon-party.php   (248 words)

  
 APOD: 2000 January 13 - A Skygazers Full Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
evocative, it was the last full moon of the Y1.9Ks, pleasing and inspiring even casual skygazers.
moon was special for another reason, as the full phase occurred on the day of the winter solstice and within hours of lunar perigee.
On Thursday evening, January 20, the moon will encounter the dark edge of Earth's shadow at 10:01 PM Eastern Time with the total eclipse phase beginning at 11:05 PM and lasting for 77 minutes.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap000113.html   (165 words)

  
 Full Moon Effect On Behavior Minimal, Studies Say   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Contrary to popular belief, however, the frequency of these behaviors will probably be no more significant tonight than on any other night of the year, according to scientific reviews of the theory that the full moon alters the way humans and wildlife behave.
Full moons coincided with none of the peaks.
Chapman, who said the study was a "one-off curiosity driven exercise," has no idea why the full moon appears to cause animals in England to bite more humans but has no bearing on when dogs in Australia bite.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2002/12/1218_021218_moon.html   (664 words)

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