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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Dec 16, 2013

Long Night Moon of December 16

Daylight is fleeting in the Northern Hemisphere now, but the December 16 full moon helps light up the long, dark night.

View larger. | Full moon of December 16, 2013 via EarthSky Facebook friend Ken Christison in North Carolina.

View larger. | Full moon of December 16, 2013 via EarthSky Facebook friend Ken Christison in North Carolina.

All full moons have many names. On EarthSky Facebook, we heard some of our European friends call the December 16, 2014 full moon a Cold Moon. Another name for it – at least here in the Northern Hemisphere – is Long Night Moon. Ken Christison in northeastern North Carolina called this full moon a Long Night Moon when he posted this photo. Thank you for sharing, Ken!

Can you tell me the full moon names?

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