By Ray Petelin

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There is something a little odd about the upcoming full moon on December 12.

It is not a super moon or eclipse, it’s the timing of the full moon.

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Thursday is Dec. 12, and the date of the full moon, and the instant that the moon is full is 12:12am.

That means on 12/12 at 12:12 a.m, the moon will be “full”.

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Each full moon has a name that corresponds with the month it occurs.

The full moon that occurs in December is called the “cold moon”.

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Obviously, it gets its name from the month where cold temperatures really start to take over for winter.