A full moon occurs when the entire visible side of the Moon is illuminated by the Sun.
Full moon: This is the most common type of moon and is visible every 29.5 days.
Supermoon: A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with the Moon's closest approach to Earth.
Supermoon: This makes the Moon appear larger and brighter than usual.
Sturgeon moon: The sturgeon moon is the name given to the full moon in August.
Sturgeon moon: This name is thought to come from the fact that sturgeon, a large freshwater fish, are most abundant in this month.
Blue moon: A blue moon occurs when there are two full moons in the same month.
Blue moon: This is a rare event that only happens about once every 2.5 years.