Tuesday night’s waxing moon

If you see the moon tonight, it’ll look nearly full, illuminating the sky nearly all night on this longest night of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. Full moon comes on December 22.

Steven A. Sweet of Lunar 101-Moon Book captured multiple camera exposures of the waxing gibbous moon, at sunset, on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

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Deborah Byrd