The crest of the moon’s full phase comes today (February 25, 2013) at 20:26 UTC (2:26 p.m. Central Standard Time). That is when the moon is most full, or most opposite the sun as seen from Earth. A moon appears full for 24 hours on either side of the precise time of full moon. This photo from Benson Ricks in Tehachapi, California is last night’s moonrise. Enjoy the February full moon!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.