The final full moon of 2020: The “cold moon” reaches the peak of TONIGHT all over the world and appears in the sky for more than 15 hours
- The final full moon of 2020 will peak on Tuesday nights around the world
- It is called the “cold moon” because it starts to appear at the beginning of winter
- The full moon will rise at 4:19 pm EST and reach its peak at 10:30 pm EST
- This full moon is also called “Long Night Moon” or “Moon Before Yule”
The gift from space to the earth this year is the last gift-the last full moon of 2020.
The “cold moon” will rise from the northeast sky at 4:19 pm EST (9:19 GMT) and peak illumination at 10:30 pm EST (3:30 am GMT).
The nickname comes from the Native American tribe Mohwaks, referring to the temperature drop in December, which means that winter has arrived.
From Tuesday night to Wednesday morning, the moon will stay in the sky for more than 15 hours, making it the longest full moon of the year.
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The “cold moon” will rise from the northeast sky at 4:19 pm EST (9:19 GMT) and peak illumination at 10:30 pm EST (3:30 am GMT).The picture shows the full moon in St. Petersburg, Russia
NASA’s Gordon Johnston wrote in a recent blog post: “This year’s moonlight will interfere with viewing the annual quadrant meteor shower, which is expected to run from December 28, 2020 to January 12, 2021. It was activated and reached its peak on the morning of January 3, 2021.”
Depending on where you are, the last full moon of the year has various names.
According to the “Farmer’s Yearbook”, it is sometimes called “full moon night”, meaning “the midwinter night is indeed very long, and because the moon is above the horizon for a long time.”
“The midsummer full moon has a high trajectory in the sky because it opposes the low sun.”
The nickname comes from the Native American tribe Mohwaks, referring to the temperature drop in December, which means that winter has arrived.The picture shows the full moon hanging in Maryland
Another nickname for European pagans is the “moon” before Yul.
This full moon is a celebration of the winter solstice, marking the beginning of winter.
In the southern hemisphere, where the four seasons alternate, the full moon in December is usually called strawberry month, honey month or rose month.
Johnston pointed out that after China launches three successful lunar landers around this time each year, it can also be called the full moon.
Johnston wrote: “The names of these missions come from the Chinese moon goddess, E, who lives on the moon with her pet rabbit Yutu.”
“The E-3 lander and its companion Yutu rover launched on December 1, and landed on the moon on December 14, 2013. ”
From Tuesday night to Wednesday morning, the moon will stay in the sky for more than 15 hours, making it the longest full moon of the year. On the morning of December 29, the moon set behind the hill in Chile
The picture is an image of NASA showing the appearance of the moon on the night of December 29
“The E-4 lander and its companion Yutu-2 rover launched on December 7, 2018, and landed on January 3, 2019. ”
“The lunar sample return mission of The E-5 was launched on November 23 in the world time zone (UTC, November 24 in the Chinese time zone), and its samples returned to the earth on December 16, 2020. Returned to the moon for the first time since 1976. ”
The moon will appear full moon until Thursday morning, and the next full moon will appear on January 28, called the “full wolf moon.”
Scientists disagree with the reason for the formation of the moon, but many people think it is the result of the interaction between the earth and another planet
Many researchers believe that the Moon was formed after the Earth was hit by a planet the size of Mars billions of years ago.
This is the so-called huge impact hypothesis.
The theory is that the moon is made up of debris left after our planet collided with an object about 4.5 billion years ago.
The colliding body is sometimes called Theia, named after the mythological Greek giant Titan, the mother of the moon goddess Selene.
Many researchers believe that the Moon was formed after the Earth was hit by a planet the size of Mars billions of years ago.This is the so-called huge impact hypothesis
However, the rocks brought back from the moon by Apollo astronauts revealed a mystery: Why are the moon and the earth so similar in composition?
Over the years, several different theories have emerged to explain the similar fingerprints of the earth and the moon.
Perhaps the impact produced a huge cloud of debris, which thoroughly mixed with the earth and then condensed to form the moon.
Or as it happens, Theia may be chemically similar to the young earth.
The third possibility is that the moon was formed of earth instead of Theia, although this would be a very unusual impact.