Final full moon of the decade was… eerily timed

JACKSON, Wyo. — Unfortunately for Jackson, clouds and snow obstructed any good views of the last full moon of the decade last night.

But those lucky enough to see it bore witness to another universal phenomenon almost too weird to be true. The moon was at its fullest at 12:12 a.m. EST this morning, December 12. So, 12:12 a.m. on 12/12.

True, that means it was fullest at 10:12 p.m. yesterday over Wyoming. Still, the coincidence is hard to ignore — especially since tomorrow is another Friday the 13. Remember, the harvest moon this year fell on a Friday the 13. East coasters who saw the moon last night may want to buy a lottery ticket or something.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the December full moon is commonly called the Cold Moon because it marks the beginning of winter. The number 12 means a lot of different things in different belief systems, but it commonly signifies the end of one phase and the beginning of another — 12 months in a year, 12 hours in a day.

So, if you feel off today — for better or for worse — blame the moon. Thanks, universe.

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