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Full Cold Moon 12/28/12 2:21 a.m. PST

December 26, 2012
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Here’s another update from SMBAS Blog on that large, disc-like, shining object which has frequently and mysteriously appeared in our nighttime sky this year (city slickers, when they can find it, call it the moon).

Dec. 28, 2:21 a.m. PST — Full Cold Moon.   December is usually considered the month that the winter cold begins to fasten its grip.   It is also called the Full Long Night Moon since nights are at their longest and darkest.   The term “Long Night Moon” is a doubly appropriate name because the mid-winter night is indeed long and the moon hangs above the horizon for a long time.   The mid-winter full moon takes a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite to the low sun.

The next significant full moon will occur  in January.   Keep an eye on this spot for additional breaking news on this unprecedented event.

This information comes to you courtesy of:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45911225/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/how-s-full-moons-got-their-strange-names/#.T16CDHlIXUx
But that’s waaay too long to type in, and besides, you don’t need to go there because SMBAS has done the work for you!
[Chuck Almdale]

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