A full moon is defined as “…a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. More precisely, a full moon occurs when the geocentric apparent (ecliptic) longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees; the Moon is then in opposition with the Sun. Therefore, as seen from Earth, the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing the Earth (the near side) is almost fully illuminated by the Sun and appears round.”
Because this happens approximately every 29+ days, we tend to take events like this for granted. Not so fast, however, for the first full moon of 2012 on Monday, 9 January. This one, mark it on your calendar for a different reason. Why, you ask? A simple very cryptic note posted on Twitter yesterday courtesy of the producers of Being Human says it all. It needs no explanation, you can do the math and guess what this is about….