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Cold Moon on December 29th is Last Full Moon of the Year

One last thing to put on your list for saying goodbye to 2020 is to look up in the sky on December 29th, 2020. The last full moon of the year, dubbed the Cold Moon, will happen at 10:30pm EST.

Photo by Frank Cone, Pexels

The Cold Moon is just one of the amazing celestial events that have happened this year. As well as the Christmas Star which was Jupiter and Saturn aligning we’ve also had a collection of special moons including:

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  • Jan. 10 – Wolf moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse (not visible in U.S.)
  • Feb. 9 –  Snow moon
  • March 9 – Worm moon (supermoon)
  • April 7 – Pink moon (supermoon)
  • May 7 – Flower moon (supermoon)
  • June 5 – Strawberry moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse (not visible in U.S.)
  • July 5 – Buck moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse
  • Aug. 3 – Sturgeon moon
  • Sept. 2 – Corn moon
  • Oct. 1 – Harvest moon 
  • Oct. 31 – Hunter’s moon (and a Blue moon)
  • Nov. 30 – Beaver moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse 

If you want to know when the Cold Moon on the 29th is most visible where you are you can check out the almanac’s moonrise calculator for a specific time.

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