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Full "Cold" Moon, December 13

Full moon will be fullest the night of December 13

The full moon shines bright over south Florida this month. The full "cold" moon, as it's called', is fullest the evening of December 13, 2016.

The full moon in December is called the "cold" moon, not because the weather is guaranteed cold (we know better here in south Florida...), but during this month, the nights are at their longest and darkest. Often, this does allow for very cold nights, as winter settles in. It is also sometimes called the "moon before yule", as it rises closest to the winter solstice (which is on December 21).

Look for the bright full moon as it rises the evening of the 13th around 5:35pm ET in south Florida. The moon will be fullest at 7:05pm ET.

This full moon is also a supermoon, the 3rd of the year! A supermoon is when the moon is at its closest point of approach in its orbit around Earth, making it just a bit bigger in appearance.

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