The Long Night’s moon is ready to approach at the scheduled time. The full moon in December ofter called Long Night’s and Cold Moon. The Long Night’s moon in December is special due to various reasons. The upcoming full moon marks the last full moon event of this decade. The celestial event scheduled for the 12th of December.
If you find numbers are interesting, this event is meant for you only. The last full moon of the decade has a great relationship with the number 12. Numerically, the date and month of the full moon are 12/12. If this is not enough, the scheduled time of the full moon is at 12:12 a.m. ET. So, we can watch the last Cold Moon on 12/12 at 12:12 a.m., interesting enough!
The full moon is special as it is going to stay on the sky for a significantly larger period, as the trajectory for the moon in the sky is relatively higher than a usual full moon. Long Night’s Moon marked the official entry of winter when the day time increased while, on the other hand, one can enjoy a relatively darker and longer night period.
Impact on the Geminid Meteor Shower
Though the Long Night’s Moon will bring a lot of cheers for the sky lovers, it comes with a major disappointment. The full moon day coincides with the year’s last meteor shower, the Geminid Meteor Shower. The peak hour of the meteor shower scheduled for the 14th of December. During peak hours, one can see a massive number of shooting stars, as high as 120 per hour.
As the previous day was the complete fool moon, the moonlight will affect the views of space lovers. Scientists recommend everyone to go to the outer city, where the level of light pollutions is low, to watch the celestials event. People can enjoy the best views of the meteors shower between midnight to 2 a.m., scientists revealed.
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