A dazzling moon increases at NASA’s Kennedy Area Center in Florida in 2017.

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The longest night. The fastest day. Winter season solstice is here for the Northern Hemisphere, and it’s a time of both darkness and light, particularly this year.

Friday, Dec. 21 marks the solstice, however Saturday, Dec. 22 will present us with a moon called the Complete Cold Moon thanks to its wintry timing.

The solstice and the moon are occurring less than a day apart. That indicates our lunar next-door neighbor ought to be plenty intense enough all weekend to illuminate your solstice events.

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The moon will assist perk up the long night, and, as the United States National Weather condition Service explains, we can now anticipate daytime increasing for the next 6 months.

You can commemorate the moon merely by taking pleasure in the luminosity it brings, however NASA program executive Gordon Johnston has another recommendation: “As typical, the using of appropriately celebratory celestial clothing is motivated in honor of the moon.”

So break out your Sailor Moon cosplay or your NASA skate shoes and gaze up into area this weekend.

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