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The Full Cold Moon Of December Rises On The 12th

The Full Cold Moon Of December Rises On The 12th

There is something quite magical about a full moon on a crisp, snowy night.

This month’s full Moon, which is known as the Full Cold Moon, will be rising in the evening of Wednesday of December 11.

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The Moon will reach peak fullness at 12:12 A.M. Eastern Time on Thursday, December 12. If you want to geta peak, the best time for viewing it will be on the night of December 11. If you want to find the exact time the moon will be visible in your area, cosult The Old Farmer's Almanac Moonrise Calcultor.

The Cold Moon, which is the 12th full moon of the year, has several other names. People also call it the Cold Moon or the Full Long Night’s Moon. This is probably because this is the month that winter really starts in some parts of the world. It's also the when the nights become long and dark.

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Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Saturday, December 21, 2019. This is the astronomical first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

Do take a moment on the 13th to take a look for the Geminid Meteor Shower on December 13 around 9 PM. They are the most active meteor showers of the year. The view might obstructed with the full moons brightness, but it is probably worth your time.

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