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Waxing Crescent
First Quarter Moon - Tuesday 06th of December 2016
Waxing Gibbous - Wednesday 07th of December 2016
Full Moon - Tuesday 13th of December 2016
Dec 03 2016
Waxing Crescent
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Moon Day 5

The Vedic tradition considers this day to be the best for any the actions intended to bring benefits, and also excellent for beginning any enterprise. The European tradition states the opposite: the day is inauspicious, bringing losses and dangerous illnesses.

Next Full Moon Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures:

  • Colonial American: Christmas Moon
  • Chinese: Bitter Moon
  • American Indian (Cherokee): Snow Moon
  • American Indian (Choctaw): Peach Moon
  • American Indian (Dakotah Sioux): Twelfth Moon
  • Celtic: Cold Moon
  • English Medieval: Oak Moon
  • Neo Pagan: Long Night Moon

Full Cold Moon (December)

This is the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark. This full Moon is also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes.

During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.