Typically, the long December nights bring crystal clear skies to the Northern Hemisphere, allowing the Cold Moon to glow brightly in the night sky.
Every full moon has a different name depending on what time of year it falls. The Harvest Moon is the most well-known example that occurs every year around the autumnal equinox.
December’s full moon has earned the nickname of the Cold Moon.
This weekend, the Cold Moon fell shortly after Friday’s winter solstice and the peak of the Ursid Meteor Shower. This is a minor meteor shower so people should only expect to see a few shooting stars per hour.~mb