Did you know full moons have specific names? By the way, what’s a full moon and how many full moons do we have in a given year? Yes, we are not scientist and we know very little about scienctific things, but we all were taught in school that a full moon occurs when the Moon, the Earth and the Sun are in the same line, with the Earth in between the Sun and the Moon. This allows us to see the entire disc of the moon illuminated in reflected sunlight.
2016 will have 12 full moons, some years have 13 because the full moon phase occurs every 29.53 days. Below is a guide to the full moons of 2016 with their specific names according to the Native Americans, who attributed certain terms to each month’s full moon based on seasonal factors.