DEC 29, 2020

the end of December,

Cold Moon light

shadows on new snow

What makes Cold Moon 2020 special?

The Cold Moon will have a distinctively high trajectory across the sky. This results in the moon being visible over the horizon for a longer period of time.

It is also called the ‘Long Night Moon’ as the event occurs on one of the longest nights of the year. This is because the date is fairly near to the winter solstice. As it takes place just after Christmas, the full moon is called the ‘Moon After Yule’ in Europe as well. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the name Cold Moon has seeped in from some traditions observed by the native Americans. The name refers to the “frigid conditions of this time of year”.

According to a report by Forbes, the timing of the Moon reaching its peak illumination is behind the globe spotting the Cold Moon on two different dates. While the Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa will have a full moon on 30 December, both South America and North America will have it a day prior, on 29 December.

After this, the full moon is going to appear to be a full-blown moon for the next three days.

Estrella de Navidad

Jupiter, its moons and Saturn visible from Trenton, Fla., on Monday night during the rare planetary conjunction. (Martin Wise/

estrella de conguntion

vio solsticio noche

nunca volvió a ver

HOMAGE TO BASHŌ ~ The Atlantic



The butterfly dips
its wings in aroma of
violet wild orchid.

Red plums of summer,
first green figs, so many ears
of corn eaten raw.

Leaves that left the trees
are litter now on the ground
in orange and yellow.

No one on this road
but me: It must be autumn
in the dark country.

Comes the freeze, and rain
falls all through the night and soaks
the morning paper.

Winter blows its white
storms across the hills: Even
monkeys need raincoats.

The spring night vanished
while we talked among cherry
blossoms and petals.

friendly people out there

Investigators are offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of those responsible for placing a black bear skin with head and a cardboard sign that read “from here to the lake black lives don’t matter” on an entrance sign to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Walland, TN, according to a release from the National Park.