Full cold moon: Final full moon of 2022 rises Wednesday night

The final full moon of 2022 will rise Wednesday night.

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The “cold moon” will peak at 11:08 p.m. ET, CNN reported.

Along with the moon, stargazers will also be able to see Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. Mars will then disappear behind the moon when it reaches peak fullness in a phenomenon known as a lunar occultation, according to EarthSky.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac says the moon will have a higher trajectory than usual and will stay high above the horizon longer than other full moons.

It comes on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission launch, the last time a person set foot on the moon, CNN reported.

The name “cold moon” comes from the cooling, downright frigid, temperatures in December, according to the almanac. It also goes by similar names such as “snow moon” and “winter maker moon,” reported. Other names include “frost exploding trees moon” from the Cree, “moon of the popping trees” from the Oglala people and the “moon when the deer shed their antlers,” used by the Dakota people.

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