Final full moon of the decade in Gemini and Geminid meteor shower | Public Eye
This week's moon, which is officially full on the morning of Thursday, 12 December (12/12), is best viewed the previous evening.
The final full moon of 2019 will take place on Thursday, 12/12 at 07:12 SA time.
December's full moon (in Gemini), is known as a Cold Moon and a Long Night's Moon - a fitting title (in the Northern hemisphere) as the winter solstice nears which brings longer, darker nights.
This full moon is distinctive for its high trajectory across the sky, causing it to sit above the horizon for a longer period of time.
This week's full moon, which is officially full - in other words 100 percent illuminated by the sun - on the morning of Thursday, 12 December (12/12), is best viewed the previous evening. According to Forbes, "the trick about catching a moonrise is to watch it in the twilight while the surrounding environment is still somewhat lit. Seeing a moonrise in the pitch dark isn't quite as dramatic."
Hopefully this will be possible on Wednesday (11/12) if South African skies eventually clear.
Get the exact time of the moonrise for your location.
Geminids Meteor ShowerWatch: Geminids Meteor Shower explained
In addition to the full moon, sky watchers can enjoy the Geminids Meteor Shower until 15 December. With the moon being full, it is however not the best year for one of the best meteor showers. The best time to watch will be 13 and 14 December.
The last full moon of the decade is sure to be a show - and a treat for anyone who is feeling superstitious. the last full moon of the decade will peak Thursday, December 12,
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