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An Unusual Occurrence called The "Cold" Moon Is Happening On 7 Dec!

Newsum |  Author : Akanksha Choudhary Published Nov 25 2022

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On Wednesday, December 7, the last full moon of 2022 will ascend but this full moon is particularly special.

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The full moon in December, often known as the "Cold Moon," begins at  11:09 p.m. ET (4:09 a.m. UTC on December 8).

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The moon will be visible in the sky bright and full from Tuesday, December 6, through Thursday, December 8.

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Its called the "Cold" Moon because it rises just a few weeks prior the winter solstice (Dec. 21), on one of the coldest and darkest nights of the year.

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The Moon will enter a busy night sky that already includes Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars. 

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The Earth, Mars, and the Sun will all line up on an unseen 180-degree line exactly what the Sun, Earth, and moon do during a full moon,

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The fact that both bodies are orbiting the same side of the Earth allows for the moon occultation of Mars. 

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Everyone who lives north and west of an approx. line connecting Piedras Negras, Mexico, Louisville, Kentucky, and Seabrook, New Hampshire will get the best view!

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