For all you werewolves out there
The December full moon is known for mimicking the path of the sun in June. The June sun travels its northernmost path across the sky during the day. Likewise, the full moon in December is, generally, the northernmost full moon of the year. That means the December full moon rides high tonight as seen from the northern hemisphere, and low as seen from the southern hemisphere.
Tonight's full moon will be travelling across the sky on an even more northern path than usual. It's the northernmost full moon until December of the year 2023. That's because we're entering into what's called a major lunar standstill cycle, a cycle that repeats every 18.6 years. A lunar standstill is similar to a solstice, when the sun travels its most northern or southern path.
Because it's near a major lunar standstill, the moon in 2006 will go farther north and south each month than the sun ever does.
Exciting stuff, don't you think? Just remember to hide when you hear wailing later tonight.
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