Full moon trivia

Full moon

A full moon always rises near sunset. For a full and quite technical explanation, here’s why in much detail.

The short answer is as follows:

The full moon occurs when the moon, earth and sun are in alignment with the moon on the opposite side of the earth as the sun. The light from the sun travels past the earth and lights the surface of the moon. Because the lighted side of the moon is facing us, we see the full moon.