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The only month that can pass without a full moon is?



  A lunar cycle diagram showing the phases of the moon.
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Answer: February

Every time in a blue moon, if you want to forgive the pun, the moon skips monthly at the latest. It still completes a full lunar cycle, mind you, but thanks to a little mathematical skill, the moon does not appear in the month of February.

February is the shortest month with only 28 days in a month of general year (29 days in a leap year) and the lunar cycle is about 29.5 days long. As such, it is possible that the lunar calendar and our calendar are aligned so that the full moon does not appear in the month. In fact, this coordination takes place approximately once every 1

9 years.

In America, for example (time zones are important for how the visibility of the moon matches the calendar on a given night) there was no full moon in February 1999 and 2018. The next time we see that alignment again is in 2037.


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