(WFLA/WSYR) — The next full moon occurs Thursday, Dec. 12 at 12:12 a.m.
This mean’s December’s full moon, called the Cold Moon, will be at its peak on 12/12 at 12:12.
Twelve has significance when it comes to our relative understanding of space and time. There are 12 months in a year, and our days are split in two groups of 12 hours.
This full moon is known as the cold moon and it’s most known for the long period of time that it sits above the horizon. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, other names include ‘Long Nights Moon’ (because it rises during the one of longest nights of the year and it is present in the night sky longer than any other full moon) and ‘Moon Before Yule’ (which ancient Europeans celebrated the return of the sun, or longer daylight hours after the winter solstice).