Full Moon 2019: NASA welcomes the Cold Moon and Oak Moon for the last time this year- NASA News
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“According to this almanac, the Algonquin tribes of what is now the northern and eastern United States named the Full Moon in December or the last Full Moon of the fall season the Cold Moon, due to the long, cold nights.”But the Full Moon is also important in other parts of the world where its arrival is often celebrated. In Sri Lanka, for instance, the Full Moon or Poya marks a holiday. December’s Full Moon is the Uduvapa Poya or the Uposatha Poya. On the day of the Full Moon, Sri Lankans will observe Sanghamitta Day to commemorate the planting of a sacred tree in the city of Anuradhapura by Princess Sanghamitta. Let’s block ads! (Why?)