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Full moon names and dates for 2020, including December's Cold MoonFull moons, illuminate the sky

Full moons illuminate the sky every month, but why do they have different names?

Dust off those binoculars and keep your eyes on the skies, as the final full moon of 2020 is fast approaching as one of 13 full moons to admire in 2020, December's moon was dubbed the Cold Moon by Early Native Americans due to the return of dark nights and cold conditions.

But when and how can you see it? Here we've compiled a complete guide to the Moon, Earth's only natural satellite and the largest and brightest object in our night sky, which has enchanted and inspired mankind for centuries.