In December, the full Moon is called the Cold Moon. This Moon follows November’s Beaver Moon.
Why Is It Called the Full Cold Moon?
This is the time of year when the frigid winter temperatures really begin to take hold. Winter officially begins with the winter solstice on Monday, December 21, 2020, but wicked winter weather can be felt long before then!
The December full Moon has also been called the Long Night Moon, since we experience the days with the least amount of daylight during this month.
When to See the Cold Moon
This year, the Cold Moon will appear on Tuesday, December 29. It will reach peak illumination at 10:30 P.M. Eastern Time. Watch for the full Moon to peek over the horizon just before sunset on this day.