Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Oak Moon

The full moon of December is called the oak moon. 

Other names are frost moon, winter moon, long night’s moon, and moon before Yule.

In Hindi it is known as margashirsha poornima. Its Sinhala (Buddhist) name is unduvap. 

The full moon rises around sunset and sets around sunrise, the only night in the month when the moon is in the sky all night long. 

The rest of the month, the moon spends at least some time in the daytime sky. 

CREDIT: Starry Night Software

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