First Quarter Moon
The First Quarter Moon rises just after noon and sets just after midnight. It dominates the evening sky.
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 4:28 a.m. EST
The Full Moon of December is known as the Oak Moon, the Cold Moon, or the Long Nights Moon. It rises around sunset and sets around sunrise, the only night in the month when the moon is in the sky all night long. The rest of the month, the moon spends at least some time in the daytime sky. This will be the smallest full moon in 2013.
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 8:48 a.m. EST
Last Quarter Moon
The Last Quarter Moon rises around midnight and sets around noon. It is most easily seen just after sunrise in the southern sky.
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