One thing I hate about all those old werewolf movies is that you get the idea that the moon is full for about a week or more, when it’s really only two or three nights. Tonight the moon will appear egg-shaped (the technical name is “gibbous”); tomorrow night it will look almost full; and Thursday night the moon will be at its fullest. A quick glance at the moon tonight or tomorrow will suggest that it’s already full, but if you look along its eastern edge with a pair of binoculars, you’ll find a little bit of shadow. When the shadow disappears on Thursday, then it will be officially full. Binoculars are great for viewing the moon’s dark spots, called maria, but binoculars work best when you don’t have to hold them. You can attach them to a camera tripod with an adaptor, or just do like my father did, and get out the duct tape. Then the view is steady and can be shared with a friend. But don’t use a telescope now, as the moon’s light will be too bright for comfort, unless you have a moon filter for your eyepiece.