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Full cold moon Tuesday morning

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The December full moon occurred Tuesday morning at 4:29 AM. Clouds in the sky last night obscured the viewing. A few breaks in the cloud cover and falling snow over West Michigan this evening may allow a few peaks at the moon.

Every full moon is given a name. This one is the Full Cold Moon. Cold certainly describes the West Michigan weather this December.

According to space.com: On occasion, this moon was also called the Moon before Yule. December is also the month the winter cold fastens its grip. Sometimes this moon is referred to as the Full Long Nights Moon and the term "Long Night" Moon is a very appropriate name because the nights are now indeed long and the Moon is above the horizon a long time. This particular full moon makes its highest arc across the sky because it's diametrically opposite to the low Sun.

For more info: Space Watch
National Geographic

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