December’s Full Moon

Traditionally called the “Cold Moon” or “Long Nights Moon” by Native Americans, December’s full moon is named appropriately, as it foreshadows the coldest and longest nights of the year.

Ancient European pagans called it the “Moon Before Yule,” in honor of the Yuletide festival celebrating the return of the sun heralded by the year’s longest night on December 21, Winter Solstice.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac says the timing of this year’s Cold Moon is a  good omen.

According to NASA, it will reach its peak fullness at 12:12 a.m. on the 12th day of the 12th month.

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