full moon

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full moon, taken by the Galileo spacecraft

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English ful mone, from Old English full mōna, equivalent to full +‎ moon.

NounEdit

full moon (plural full moons)

  1. The phase of the moon when it is in opposition to the sun.
    Antonym: new moon
  2. The moon when it is in opposition to the sun.
    Synonym: (poetic) plenilune
    Antonym: new moon

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