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post #1 of 9 Old 12-11-2019, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Cold Full Moon of December

The full moon of December -- which is the final one of this decade -- arrives tonight just after midnight.

According to the Farmer's Almanac, this December's full moon, which is rising in Gemini, is being called the Cold Moon, the Long Night Moon and the Moon before Yule.

“The full moon is the culmination of a cycle. It’s all about peak intensity: concentrated energy from the preceding phase overflowing, spilling out into emotion, action and matter,” Diane Ahlquist, author of "The Moon + You," told Refinery29.

Besides any astrological significance, full moons tend to be so bright that they overpower less bright objects in the night sky.

According to NASA, Europeans named it the Long Night Moon because it is the full moon closest to the winter solstice.

“Factor in the influence of Gemini -- a highly cerebral sign that pivots on a dime -- and we may find ourselves with an overwhelming desire to unburden ourselves of our thoughts, opinions and truths on multiple topics," Ahlquist told Refinery29

The moon will be in the sky for a total of 14 hours and 58 minutes, making Wednesday night into Thursday morning the longest full moon night of the year.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/december-cold-full-moon

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-11-2019, 11:56 PM
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i noticed it last night. Thanks for posting. I enjoy us sharing in these kinds of things.
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Just about looked like daylight when I took the dog out a couple of hours ago.
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There were some breath taking pictures of the Cold Moon sent in, by viewers, to one local weather man.

It certainly lit up our property until first light:)

One of my favorite things in life is to take a few moments, after lights out at the barn, look up at the wonders in the sky, reflect, and give Thanks. The Cold Moon was quite a sight behind the leafless limbs of my favorite ancient oak tree:)

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Yesterday also marked exactly a year since my son was diagnosed with cancer (I'm terrible at remembering dates, but that is a moment that will stay etched in my mind forever). As the big moon rose last night, I felt thankful that he is now in remission and living a happy, healthy life. I told myself this new moon marked a new chapter in our lives, one that would not include cancer.

Coincidence, I'm sure, but nonetheless especially meaningful to me and my family.

P.S. he was selected lineman of the year in football and has been recruited again to try out for the provincial team. My mother's heart is happy!
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Most certainly noticed it last night. I was at the barn & the sky was a lot brighter than usual, which was kinda nice! I love full moons.

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It was a beautiful moon last night.
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post #8 of 9 Old 12-12-2019, 11:56 AM
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When I took Remington out last night we had a light frost. The moon made it kinda glow, like in a movie or something. Pretty cool.
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I am happy you all liked the post. I thank you. So here is a song for all.


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