Urban Skywatching

Good view of the moon last night. It was pale gold, wreathed in smoky clouds, very big over Thayer Street. Here’s from Mother Nature Network.

Dec. 10, 9:36 a.m. EST
Full moon
The full Moon of December is usually called the Oak Moon.
In Algonquian it is called Cold Moon. Other names are Frost Moon, Winter Moon, Long Night’s Moon and Moon Before Yule. In Hindi it is known as Margashirsha Poornima. Its Sinhala (Buddhist) name is Unduvap Poya. The full moon rises around sunset and sets around sunrise, the only night in the month when the moon is in the sky all night long. The rest of the month, the moon spends at least some time in the daytime sky.

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