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In a rare astronomical occurrence, February 1866 ends without experiencing a single full moon

Astronomy, iconic image
02/28/1866
Thanks to the metronic cycle, February 1866 ends without having a full moon during the entire month.  This had not happened since 1847 and would not happen again until 1885. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"When February has no Full Moon," Popular Astronomy Vol. 8, No. 7 (August-September 1920), p. 439.  

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