Watch the Cold Moon rise tonight, the last full moon of 2022

An illustration of the full Cold Moon on the evening of Dec. 7.


On Wednesday (Dec. 7) the moon will reach its full moon phase as December’s aptly-named Cold Moon, the final full moon of 2022, rises for most of the night. 

The Cold Moon rises above the horizon at around sunset and sets at sunrise reaching peak illumination at around 11:09 p.m. EST (0409 GMT) according to Farmer’s Almanac. (opens in new tab) December’s Cold Moon has a higher trajectory than most, which means it will stay above the horizon for longer than many full moons.