The December Full Perigee Moon

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The December Full Moon is a Supermoon.

Technically the Moon won’t be full until 9:47 CST, tomorrow morning. But by that time Luna has set and won’t be visible for us in Texas.

It also will be a Supermoon (Lunar perigee) in the early morning hours of Monday, December 4. The distance between Earth and Moon will be 222135 miles (357,492 km), compared to the Lunar apogee distance of 252526 miles (406,401 km) in June 2017. This explains why the Moon looks so much bigger, when it rises in the December sky this year.

The December Full Moon before Yule (Winter Solstice) is also called Full Cold Moon or Long Nights Moon, because Winter sets in and the nights never seem to end.