Full Moon

Tuesday 17th Dec 201309:30

The Moon will reach full phase – the third full moon of autumn 2013, traditionally called the Oak Moon in the English-speaking world.

As at any time when the Moon reaches full phase, it will be brighter than at any other time of the month, and will also be visible for much of the night on account of lying almost directly opposite the Sun in the sky.

Over the nights following 17 December, the Moon will rise a little under an hour later each day so as to become prominent later in the night