Thursday, December 11, 2008
December 12 — The Full Cold Moon by The Farmers Almanac....
Sky watchers will be dazzled by an exceptionally high, bright, and large Moon. In fact, this Moon is 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full Moons this year. Why? The Moon is both in its full phase and at a point in its orbit that is nearest Earth, called its perigee. When these events occur together, the Moon is closer to Earth than usual. The effect? The Full Cold Moon will appear especially large near the horizon as the Sun sets. The Moon is also high at this time of year; when it's overhead (near midnight), it will light up the landscape. Take a magical stroll and see your world at night. You won't need a flashlight!
This is great news for me as I will be working into the night to finish up some sale-able items for a Winter Faire Holiday Bazaar the next day, with the ever lovely and talented Dragonfly Artisans.