Full MoonDecember 27th, 2012 at 7:55 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The full moon of late December is called the “Cold Moon”. This is the full moon closest to the Winter Solstice, so it’s the full moon that will climb highest overhead. The moon tonight is approximately 251,300 miles from the Earth, which is greater than the average distance of 238,866 miles, so this full moon will look slightly smaller than an average full moon. Here’s some interesting facts about our moon. (picture from NASA). Second picture is the moon coming up over Reed’s Lake (from professor and climatologist Andy Schut). Click the pics. to enlarge.