According to NASA, a full moon technically only lasts for the moment when the Earth is directly between the sun and the moon. However, full moons appear to last for approximately three days. Over the course of approximately 28 days, the moon goes through different phases based on the relative positions of the Earth, the moon and the sun.Was last night a full moon?
Last night’s full Moon was a “Blue Moon” — where the Moon isn’t really blue, but is the name for when there is a second full Moon in a month. Normally, we only get one full Moon a month, but every 2 1/2 years or so, the calendar lines up just right, since the time between full moons is 29.5 days while most months are 30 or 31 days.How often is there a full moon?
The full moon is seen after every 29.5 days and at least 14 times a year. Eclipse of the moon occurs when it is in the earth’s shadow and only when the full-moon appears around the descending or ascending node of its orbit which is approximately after six months. What Are The Characteristics Of A Full Moon?