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Last night’s moonrise over Tehachapi

February 24, 2013 moonrise over Tehachapi, California by EarthSky Facebook friend Benson Ricks.

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!

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February 25, 2013
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