The Old Farmer’s Almanac: FULL MOON FOR DECEMBER 2018

 

FULL MOON FOR DECEMBER 2018

DECEMBER’S FULL COLD MOON
The Full Moon for December 2018 rises on the 22nd—very near the winter solstice this year! It will close to full (95%) on Christmas eve. Traditionally, this Moon was called the Full Cold Moon.

DECEMBER FULL MOON NAMES

In Native American cultures which tracked the calendar by the Moons, December’s Full Moon was known as the Full Cold Moon. It is fittingly associated with the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark.

This Full Moon is also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes because it occurs near the winter solstice—the day with the least amount of daylight.

MOON PHASES FOR DECEMBER 2018

All dates and times are ET.

New Moon: December 7, 2:20 A.M.
First Quarter: December 15, 6:49 A.M.
Full Moon: December 22, 12:49 P.M.
Last Quarter: December 29, 4:34 A.M.

BEST DAYS IN DECEMBER 2018

Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon’s sign and phase in December.

Cutting hair:

  • 1, 3, 29, 30

Quit Smoking:

  • 5, 28

Traveling for pleasure:

  • 25, 26

MOON FOLKLORE

  • If a snowstorm begins when the Moon is young, it will cease at moonrise.

 

SOURCE: The Old Farmer’s Almanac

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