The full moon reaches its peak on 12th December at 12:12.
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It is the last full moon of 2019 and will be followed this weekend by the Geminid meteor shower - what is usually one of the best meteor showers of the year. If you're looking at a full moon in January, you're actually looking at the Wolf Moon.
Some Native Americans knew the full moon of December as the Full Long Nights Moon, recognizing the long periods of night relative to daylight at this time of year, around the winter solstice on Saturday, December 21. In February, the full moon is called the Snow Moon.More news: Ed Sheeran is the Number 1 Artist of the Decade
This month's full moon is also known as the Long Night's Moon, and aptly so.
According to the Farmer's Almanac, the Algonquin tribes of what is now the northern and eastern United States, named the full Moon in December or the last full Moon of the fall season the Cold Moon, due to the long, cold nights.
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The Naked Numerology account on Twitter informed followers that the 2019 full moon opens a 12:12:12:12 "portal" that will lead to a "turning point" for people.More news: A black moon is coming Wednesday
If there are clear skies, the full moon will be bright and appear much larger than it really is, ABC 7 noted.
In total twelve people have walked on the moon.
The next manned lunar mission - Artemis - which will see the first woman and the next man step foot on the moon, is scheduled to launch in 2024. The Geminid meteor shower, the brightest of the year, peaks on Friday night, but the moon will still be nearly full and probably eclipse most meteorites.More news: Oculus Quest hand-tracking lands early - but only for these VR apps