Given that the moon on the winter solstice will be at 99.5 percent illumination, most people would be hard-pressed not to think it's the actual full moon. The time that the solstice occurs and the day itself can shift because the solar year (the time it takes for the sun to reappear in the same spot as seen from Earth) doesn't exactly match our calendar year.
It's the shortest day of the year.
At this time, the Earth's North Pole is pointing away from the sun (which is why it is so much colder in the Northern hemisphere).
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The winter season will officially begin at 5:23 p.m. on Friday. As we celebrate the increasing daylight hours to come, look to the sky tonight and mark the occasion with the spectacular Ursid meteor shower and a full Moon.
The website also notes that this the last full moon of the year, also known as the Cold Moon, the Long Night Moon and the Moon Before Yule. Rather, northern midlatitudes will experience the winter chill partly, because they'll get about 9 hours of daylight in the weeks following the solstice, compared with the roughly 15 hours of daily sunlight they get around the summer solstice, Live Science reported in 2012. Tonight-and indeed tomorrow night-the moon will appear particularly round and full in the night sky near the constellation Orion. That's because it's winter solstice, a day on which most of the United States clocks fewer than 10 hours of daylight, reports the Washington Post. In some tribes, it was called the Long Nights Moon, given the long nights and short days of December.
A full moon will occur December 22, bringing a bright light to the start of winter.
The Geminid meteor shower occurs each December.