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!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.