Cold Moon 🥶🌒

1 min readDec 7, 2022

Make sure to mark your calendar for December 7, 2022, when the Cold Moon will be at its fullest! Keep reading to learn more about this unique Moon peculiarity ✨

Try to spot the full Moon in the sky close to sunset, when it first becomes visible above the horizon 👀

December’s full Moon has a high trajectory in the sky, which means it will be above the horizon for longer than most full Moons ⏳

Why Is It Called the Cold Moon?

The Moon names we use in The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from Native American, Colonial American, or other traditional sources passed down through generations. For centuries, various Native American tribes have used the monthly Full Moons and nature’s corresponding signs to keep track of the seasons 🍂

December’s full Moon is most popularly known as the Cold Moon, a Mohawk name that fully embodies the frigid conditions at this time of year ❄️

Keep your eyes on the sky, Lunarians! 🌚