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12 Months of the Year

The 12 months of the year are linked to the Moon's orbit around Earth. Why are there 12 months? What do the month names mean? more

Full Moon Names

Full Moons had given names in many ancient cultures. The Full Moon names we use today often reflect nature like Harvest Moon. more

2018-2019 Cosmic Calendar

Astronomical events and highlights of 2018-2019 including supermoons, solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers, solstices, and equinoxes. more

December Solstice

The December solstice is the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. more

December Solstice Facts

10 things you may not know about the December Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. more

The Month of December

December is the twelfth month of the year and has 31 days. It was originally the tenth month of the Roman calendar until 153 BCE. more

December: Cold Moon

The December Full Moon is called the Cold Moon, Long Nights Moon, the Moon before Yule, Oak Moon, and Wolf Moon. more

Brightest Comet of 2018

Comet 46P/Wirtanen will grace the night sky in December 2018. Find when, how, and where to see the brightest comet of the year with your naked eyes. more

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