The full moon knowledge

Here begins our little journey to full moon. We have collected some questions out of countless e-mails and have tried to find answers. In layman’s terms and not always scientific (astronomy experts - close your eyes!). We would like to wish you illuminating moments and have a good time!

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The word "full moon" in many languages
It is said that there are more than 6,000 languages worldwide (this is hard to imagine) and it is a fascinating concept to think, there are probably as many words for full moon.

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How do you define full moon?
How does it go again? The moon and the sun opposite each other and the earth in between? Or was this the lunar eclipse?

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How long is the interval between two full moons?
Something around 28 days – that is what we usually know. Here we have a couple of correct answers from 27.33 to 29.5 days, and another one is: the moon month is mostly shorter than the calendar month.

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Are there months with two or no full moon?
Yes – that exists. More than twice a month however, is not possible. This is ever so reassuring.

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When is full moon in Europe, Asia or America?
To put it in a nutshell, "full moon is everywhere on earth at the same time". The same Universal Time, mind you, but not the same local time!

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How long is full moon?
One second? One hour? One day? None of the above or as long as you’d like it to be.

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And is it all the full moon’s fault?
Are people looking for a reason for the unpleasantness in their lives? Or is there really something odd going on during full moon light?

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Sex and full moon?
Hot, sensual or romantic – what is behind the myth that full moon influences our love live?

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It is said ...
... that all kinds of miracles happen in full moon light. Read more about rituals and traditions. And tell us what you have heard yourself.

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