The winter solstice is fast approaching, and along with the longest night of the year, it also means it’s time for the “Cold Moon” to take to the skies.
Unlike a number of other full moon names, including Hunter’s Moon (October) or Worm Moon (March), the occasion of December has a fairly understandable name, as the month marks the beginning of the moon. early winter and colder times. temperature in the Northern Hemisphere.
According to Farmer’s Almanac, this month’s full moon also known as the Long Night Moon, is another pretty obvious title, given that the longest night of the year will occur later this month, with almost 15 hours of darkness occurring alongside the winter day. solstice.
So when will Chicagoans get to see the Cold Moon?
That full moon will hit the sky on Saturday night, with the moon reaching its brightest point around 10:36 p.m. EST. According to NASA, the moon will also appear higher on the horizon than at other times of the year, meaning the full moon will stay in the sky for a longer period of time from Saturday night to Sunday morning.
Technically, the moon will rise just before 4 p.m. Saturday, but won’t set until close to 8 a.m. Sunday.
For curious residents, the next full moon will occur on January 17, and will be named the Wolf Moon.
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