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Full Moon Calendar 2024 Australia

Full Moon calendar: When is the next one?

SKY gazers are blessed with one Full Moon roughly every 29.5 days – the length of time it takes to complete the whole lunar phase cycle.

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A Full Moon arises when it is on the opposite side of the Earth to the Sun, and is when folks on the ground can see it at its brightest.


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This year we can expect one extra Full MoonCredit: Getty When is the next Full Moon?

A Full Moon takes place regularly throughout the year.

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With the usual pattern of about once every 29.5 days, Earth sees around 12 Full Moon’s each year.

But some years, a 13th one is squeezed in – and 2023 is one of those years.

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This is because two cropped up in August in a rare occurrence.

Each Full Moon is given a special name.

Here’s the dates to look out for in 2023.

Four of this year’s moons are classed as Super Moons, because they appear even bigger in the night sky.

However, these have already passed on by, having been on display July 3, August 1, August 30 and September 29.

The Wolf Moon is a Micro Moon as it appears very far away.

When is the best time to see a Full Moon?

As with any Moon, the best time is at night.

An area with little light pollution from the ground makes it even better.

And be sure to check the weather forecast so no pesky clouds block your view.

What is a Super Moon?

A Super Moon is relatively rare, occurring just a few times a year.

It happens because of a combination of two different astronomical effects.

This is when a new or Full Moon coincides with the moon’s closet point to Earth in its monthly orbit (known officially as perigee).

A Moon has to come within 90 per cent of its closest approach to Earth to be formally defined as a super moon.

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