Friday, 5 December 2014

Little Gnome Astronomical fact #13

The Before Yule Moon

The full Moon this month which occurs on December 6th is called the Before Yule Moon. Tradition says that between the full Moon in December and the feast of Yule on December 21st people had to go into the forest to chop down a tree to get their Yule Log to burn over the Christmas period.



Each full Moon of the year has its own special name. The December full moon is the 'Before Yule Moon'. The full moon this month occurs on December 6th.




Tradition says that between the full Moon in December and the feast of Yule on December 21st people had to go into the forest to chop down a tree to get their 'Yule Log' to burn over the Christmas period. The kindling used to light the fire would be embers from the previous year’s Yule Log.

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