The Last Supermoon of the Year Will Give You Chills for a Very Specific Reason
This year has been cosmically epic. The Leonid, Perseid and Orionid meteor showers were all pretty darn awesome, as was our chance to see the Northern Lights. We were psyched to check out the last Super Beaver Moon until 2034, and now we’re prepping for the final supermoon of the year, December’s supermoon, which is in fact called the Cold Moon. Chills!
This month’s supermoon, obviously your last chance to see one this year, will shine bright on December 14, near the stars of the constellation Taurus.
For those who don’t know, according to NASA, a supermoon is “a new or full moon that occurs when the moon is within 90 percent of its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit; supermoon now refers more broadly to a full moon that is closer to Earth than average.”
This month’s supermoon is deemed the Cold Moon for a pretty obvious reason. Because it occurs in December, it’s associated with the chilliest time of the year. Brrr!
If last month’s supermoon was the perfect time to celebrate with your witchy gals, perhaps the Cold Moon is the ideal time to gather your little elves together to howl at the moon. Wait, do elves howl?
Will you be checking out the Cold Super Moon? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t Nature World News; photos via J-P Lahall, Chris Walsh/Getty)