Tonight, the Moon is going to be as small as it will get at Full stage the entire year. When the Moon reaches Full phase today, it will be roughly two and a half days from apogee, the farthest point from Earth in the Moon's orbit. So, what else of this 'Mini Moon?'

According to current scientific theory and shown plausible by computer models, our Moon probably originated in a massive impact between Earth and a Mars-sized body. In the crash, the impacting body was shattered and the outer layers if Earth were thrown into space. For a time, Earth was surrounded by a ring of debris, much like Saturn is today. However, unlike with Saturn, the floating bits of rock and metal reconstituted into a new world, our Moon. In time, thanks to its sheer mass, the Moon would start pulling away from Earth, a process that continues even today at a rate of about an inch a year.(Source)

December Full Moon names

Kaitvitjuitk (Inuit).
Cold Moon (Celtic).
Night Moon (Taos).
Respect Moon (Hopi).
Bitter Moon (Chinese).
Peach Moon (Choctaw).
Twelfth Moon (Dakotah).
Big Winter Moon (Creek).

Real Goose Moon (Kiowa).
Cold Time Moon (Mohawk).
Ashes Fire Moon (San Juan).
Oak Moon (Medieval English).
Big BearĂ¢€™s Moon (Winnebago).
Long Night Moon (Neo-Pagan).
Popping Trees Moon (Arapaho).
Running Wolves Moon (Cheyenne).
Frost Fish Moon (Passamaquoddy).
Cold Moon, Long Nights Moon (Algonquin).
Snow Moon, Before Yule Moon (Cherokee).
Oak Moon : Full, : Snow Moon Dark (Janic).
Popping Tress Moon, Deer Horn Shedding Moon (Sioux).

Other moon names : Wolf Moon, Turning Moon, Heavy Snow Moon, Aerra Geola, Under Burn Moon, Big Winter Moon, Winter Maker Moon, Yellow Leaves Moon, Little Finger Moon, Mid-Winter Moon, Wintermonat, Small Spirits Moon.

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Responses to "December Full Moon is the smallest of the year (Video)"

  1. Unknown says:

    Beautiful thank you for sharing.

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