Cold Moon

“The moonlight through the windshield. No one talks.”

~ Jenny Offill, Weather: A Novel (Knopf, February 11, 2020)


  • Photo: DK. 6:35 p.m. Dec 28, 2020
  • “December’s Cold Moon reaches peak illumination on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at 10:30 P.M. EST. Why is it called the Cold Moon? The Moon names we use in The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from Native American, Colonial American, or other traditional sources passed down through generations. A variety of Native American societies traditionally used the monthly Moons and nature’s corresponding signs as a calendar to track the seasons. Today, December’s full Moon is most commonly known as the Cold Moon—a Mohawk name that conveys the frigid conditions of this time of year, when cold weather truly begins to grip us. Other names that allude to the cold and snow include Drift Clearing Moon (Cree), Frost Exploding Trees Moon (Cree), Moon of the Popping Trees (Oglala), Hoar Frost Moon (Cree), Snow Moon (Haida, Cherokee), and Winter Maker Moon (Western Abenaki). From The Old Farmer’s Almanac: “Full Moon For December 2020“.



  1. The full cold moon 🌚Not sure I can stay alert til 10.30. Hope you can capture it for us DK

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  2. Well done! I just came in from trying to get moon photos, and they are all blurry, so sending you respect!

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  3. We have a clear and cold night…we went out and viewed, the moon and the stars, gorgeous!…we had a scrape-able windshield at 2:30 this afternoon and slippery sidewalks that face the north…1st very short, walk in month, proved to be painful (I am up to four trip/ falls this month)…walking north the cold wind unwelcome…winter is here…we are cozy under heavy covers each night (we keep our bedroom cold)… tomorrow night we will view the last full moon of the year!!! I looked a number of evenings and early mornings to see if I could see the Christmas star, no luck did any of you happened to view the Christmas star?

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  4. we noticed the full moon tonight as well. great photo, and I love the quote…

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Such a beautiful spectacle!! … moonlight!!

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  6. I saw it, I saw it! I love the moon and your quote

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  7. FABULOUS photo, DK! I am sitting here in thrall of la Luna right now. It’s a clear, cool morning here in Florida and her limpid light bathes the entire landscape. I never, ever tire of this scene….

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  8. Wow…

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  9. For some, the less said, the better.

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