December’s Full Moon

On Sunday evening at 8.15pm EST, the moon will be full, shining down on the wintry  landscape, casting its pale light on the snow-laden fields. And this year, it has company.

Tonight the planet Mars will be sailing along with the moon across the sky, and in mid-evening they will only be separated by 2/3rds of the moon’s diameter in the sky.

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This month’s moon is also the Full Cold Moon, when the moon is riding high in the longest nights of the year. The moon holds another surprise for tomorrow night, Christmas Eve…

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