Calendar of full moons in Quebec in 2023
Why there Moon is it sometimes “full”? In fact, the full moon corresponds to a phase lunar during which the entire visible lunar surface is enlightened speak Sun.
And to be visible from Earth, the Moon orbiting Earth must be both oriented toward Earth and the Sun. It is also during the full moon phase that a lunar eclipse or even a supermoon can occur.
The so-called new moon is therefore the opposite phase, occurring when the Moon is exactly between the Sun and the Earth. The duration between 2 full moons is about 29 days (29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.9 seconds to be more exact). This is the lunar month.
The lunar phases are thus also at the origin of the week and the month. As for the lunar cycle, all sorts of influences are attributed to it. The phenomenon of the tides is one of the most visible manifestations of the influence exerted by the Moon on the Earth.