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There's Going To Be A Full Cold Moon Tonight

There's Going To Be A Full Cold Moon Tonight

We've made it to it December and while it may feel like we're in a state of overindulgence, both financially and with our diet, we've one last exciting astronomical phenomenon happening in 2019 on Thursday.

For the stargazers among us, the Full Cold Moon - the last one of the year and more importantly of the decade - will be high in the sky on Thursday night.

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What is a Full Cold Moon you ask? Well, the phenomenon takes place when the Moon is located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun, meaning its face is fully illuminated.

Explaining the meaning behind the cosmic occurrence, NASA said: "Europeans call the December full moon the Moon before Yule. Yule is an old northern European winter festival that is now associated with Christmas."

The planetary marvel is also known as the Yule Moon and Long Night Moon, but despite its multiple names, the cosmic happening has a dramatic effect on the zodiac and all its signs.

The Full Cold Moon will be on the horizon on Thursday night (Credit: PA)
The Full Cold Moon will be on the horizon on Thursday night (Credit: PA)
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We spoke to astrologer Lisa Stardust about what The Full Cold Moon, which falls in Gemini, really means for us and the significance of it being the last of this decade.

According to Stardust, the Full Moon will give you clarity on fraught situations and allow you to let go of any "hurt" you've held onto this year.

She told Tyla: "The Full Cold Moon in Gemini is the last Full Moon of the year. It reflects the time of the year right before winter - to warn us that a new season is coming. It's the Full Moon before the Winter Solstice or Yule.

"All Full Moons make us see situations clearly and allow us to reflect on matters. This luminary will force us to decipher how we want to express ourselves and confront others for the hurt they have caused us."

The phenomenon takes place when the Moon is located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun (Credit: Pexels)
The phenomenon takes place when the Moon is located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun (Credit: Pexels)

But a word of warning from Lisa, she says now is not the time to draw out or start any arguments.

"Avoid dramatic confrontations and intense emotional displays," she shared. "We are all wanting to have the last word and sometimes that's impossible or it can cause incredible pain.

"Word of advice: don't keep the argument going. Sometimes not having the last word is having the last word."

You've been warned.

Lisa Stardust told Tyla that the Full Moon will give us clarity on fraught situations (Credit: Pexels)
Lisa Stardust told Tyla that the Full Moon will give us clarity on fraught situations (Credit: Pexels)

If you want to check out the stargazing phenomenon from the UK, experts say it's best to look for it after the sun sets, which will be 15:51 GMT, and should be visible all evening.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Life News, Astrology, Real, Sex & Relationships, Health

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa is a freelance journalist working for Tyla and the team's token Dubliner. After graduating with a MA in PR and Digital Marketing from D.I.T., she worked for MailOnline, Sun Online, Irish Independent and broadcaster RTÉ. Got a story of interest or want advice on how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness? Then email her at [email protected]

 

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