Southern California Full Moon and Lunar Occultation Wednesday December 7 2022.
December Full Moon is known as the Cold Moon and Is A Lunar Occultation.
An occultation of Mars occurs when the planet disappears from view directly behind the Moon and reappears on the opposite side.
December 2022 Full Moon NASA Information
December 7 2022 brings one of those magical moments when the sky changes dramatically before your very eyes.
It’s called a lunar occultation, as the Moon passes in front of, or occults, the Red Planet, Mars.
The spectacle will be visible in parts of North America, Europe, and Northern Africa.
(Viewers in the Southeast and on the East Coast will see the Moon just graze past Mars.)
For viewers in the U.S., Mars disappears behind the Moon sometime between about 6:30pm and 9:00pm, depending on your location, so check your favorite skywatching app to find the time for your area.
Southern California will be able to see the Lunar Occultation between 6:00pm-7:45pm.
Mars will disappear behind the full Moon at 6:31pm for one hour before reappearing from the opposite side at 7:31pm.
Live Broadcast on Wednesday December 7 2022 of The Lunar Occultation From Griffith Observatory at 6:00pm-7:45pm
Watch Live on Wednesday December 7 2022 at 6:00pm on Griffith Observatory YouTube Channel
Watch Live and Archived Lunar Activity On Griffith Observatory YouTube Channel
Upcoming December 2022 Lunar Activity
Tuesday December 21 2022: Winter Solstice
The Winter Solstice is the astronomical end of fall, and the start of winter.
The winter solstice is the day when the Sun at solar noon is the lowest in the sky and the time from sunrise to sunset is the shortest for the year.
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