Either way, you can still get out your crystals and do some moon salutes just after midnight.
This particular full moon has been called the "Long Night's Moon" or the "Cold Moon" because its occurrence in December usually precedes the start of winter on the 21st, meaning that the nights will start getting longer and colder and the moon will sit above the horizon for a longer period of time. The full cold moon that's lighting up skies in 2019 will come with a bonus spectacle for sky-gazers.
According to the Farmers" Almanac, we are about to witness a "Full Cold Moon' reach the perfection of its peak on december 12 (12/12) at 12:12 a.m. eastern time. This festival is celebrated when the almost full Moon lines up with the Pleiades constellation (Karttikai) and was celebrated on 10 December 2019.More news: Roger Goodell on Kaepernick workout: 'We've moved on'
Every year ends with a cold moonthe name given to a full moon that appears in December. Full moons appear fully illuminated to us Earth-dwellers since the side catching the sunlight is facing us. By moonset (which will occur shortly after sunrise Thursday morning), the Moon will be back down to 99.9 percent full.
The full Moon of December holds significance in many cultures and is known by different names.
According to NASA, the Maine Farmer's Almanac first published Indian names for the full moons in the 1930s.More news: Kate Middleton in Princess mode wearing tiara to Buckingham Palace
Karthikai Deepam, also known as Karthikai Vilakkidu or Thrikarthika, is a festival of lights that is observed by Hindus of Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka, and Kerala. This festival is celebrated when the almost full Moon lines up with the Pleiades constellation (Karttikai) in the sky. A rock comet called 3200 Phaethon, according to EarthSky. Also, clear skies and an un-blocked view of the moon is recommended for best visibility.
In Sri Lanka, it is called Uduvapa Poya to celebrate the planting of a sapling from the sacred Bodhi Tree in the city of Anuradhapura by Princess Sanghamitta, the eldest daughter of the Emperor Ashoka, who spread the teachings of Buddha in Sri Lanka. July brought a bright red-orange "buck moon", then eerily-named "black moon" in August.More news: Princess Beatrice Cancels Engagement Party Amid Concerns About Prince Andrew Scandal