Full Moon

2013 Mar 27

There will be a full moon, traditionally called the Egg Moon in the English-speaking world – the name given to the first Full Moon of spring.

At full moon, the Moon is visible for much of the night, and over subsequent nights it rises a little under an hour later each day, so that it becomes prominent later in the night and in the pre-dawn and early-morning sky. By last quarter, around a week after full moon, it rises at around midnight and sets at around noon.

On this occasion the Moon will lie at a declination of -05°44′ in the constellation Virgo, and so will be visible across much of the world; it will be possible to see it at latitudes between 64°N and 75°S.