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The Last Cold Moon of The Decade

The last full moon of the decade occurred yesterday. It’s called the full “cold moon”. The Moon appeared full all night, first sighted in the east with a saffron-colored tinge as it climbs just above the horizon. The full moons usually brighten since the side catching the sunlight is facing earth. That means the Sun, Moon, and Earth are all in a nearly perfect lineup.

This December full moon was dubbed a “cold moon,” for reasons everybody (well, everyone except folks in Pakistan) can probably guess. Let’s take a tour of some of the fascinating sights of this cold moon, captured worldwide.

The Cold Moon sits atop the Chrysler Building as it rises next to the Empire State Building in New York City tonight.
The Cold Moon sits atop the Chrysler Building as it rises next to the Empire State Building in New York City tonight. Photo Credit; Gary Hershorn
Cold moon captured in GAZA
Full moon captured in GAZA
Captured in Virginia, Photo credit Rami_astro
Captured in Virginia, Photo credit Rami_astro
Captured in Virginia, Photo credit Rami_astro
Captured in Virginia, Photo credit Rami_astro
A stunning view of the cold moon with grey shades. Photo credit; Jaxson Pohlman
A stunning view of moon with grey shades. Photo credit; Jaxson Pohlman

While the auspiciously timed the full moon was a beacon of curiosity for some, it’s slated to put a damper on tonight’s Geminid meteor shower, which will outshine many of the fainter meteors.

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