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5 things you should know when the moon is full


Because we are now experiencing the first full moon of the year, here are some interesting lunar facts:

1. It will take 29.5 days, the equivalent of a lunar cycle, to see the moon full again.

2. The second full moon that occurs within a month is called a Blue Moon. This is a rare phenomenon that occurs about every three years. That is why rare events are described as “once in a blue moon.”

3. February is the only month that can have NO occurrence of full moon.

4. While some who suffer from insomnia claim that they cannot sleep during the full moon, others say they sleep more soundly during this time.
5. Though the full moon looks like round, it is actually shaped like an egg with its end point facing the earth.