December Moon: 8.7% Waxing Crescent

Welcome to the beginning of the December Moon: 8.7% Waxing Crescent. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to photograph the moon. Which is very sad, because it’s on of my favorite subjects. We’ve had a very cloudy winter in Wisconsin and it isn’t even officially Winter yet. Note to self, take my vitamin D.

TheĀ Full Moon of December 2018 will rise on the 22nd this year and will be near full on Christmas Eve. I’m hoping for clear skies because it will be a beautiful moon, especially since it’s happening around Christmas.

Decembers Moon is called the Full Cold Moon or the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes. Which makes sense because it’s near the day with the least amount of daylight, the winter solstice.

It’s always a good feeling when we hit that point of the winter solstice. Because the days will then start to get longer once again. I just wish the cold weather would begin warming up with the longer days.

Here in Wisconsin January and February are the coldest, then we get a break in March. But April, well that’s another story. When most of the country is getting spring, we usually get winter again. It seems April really like to fool us, back and forth it goes.

It’s never a dull moment here for a photographer and a lover of the out doors. You just learn to dress a little warmer and work with what mother nature gives you.


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