If you can see the last full moon of 2022 across America

Get ready, earthlings! December’s full moon will shine brightly on Wednesday.

The “cold moon” will be at its fullest just after 11:00 p.m. EST, and you’ll have a little more time to view it since Daylight Saving Time ended last month. The event is also known as the “Long Night Moon” or “Moon Before Christmas”.

What is a cold moon?

The full moon takes a high trajectory across the sky because it opposes the low sun. According to NASA, the moon will be longer above the horizon than at other times of the year.

According to NASA, the cold moon gets its name because December is the month when it really starts to get cold, although our coldest average temperatures are in January.

“The Long Night Moon gets its name because December’s full moon occurs near the solstice, which has the longest night of the year,” NASA said.

Europeans call December’s full moon the “Moon before Christmas,” named after Yule, an ancient Northern European winter festival now associated with Christmas.

The cold moon rises behind the Monte Prena mountain in Gran Sasso National Park, Italy at sunset on December 19, 2021.
The cold moon rises behind the Monte Prena mountain in Gran Sasso National Park, Italy at sunset on December 19, 2021.
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“Alexa, create a new reminder”

If you miss the event, there are other astronomical events for your FOX Weather app to remind you.

Mars will make a comeback of sorts on Thursday when it will be closest to Earth in two years. However, near everything is relative when it comes to the vastness of space. Mars will still be 38.6 million miles away at its closest approach.

This will be the best view of the Red Planet in two years since the last Mars opposition in October 2020.

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