The Last Full Moon Of This Decade

Last night I was zipping through Columbus Circle and saw that your planet’s Moon was full.

At it turned out, the last Full Moon of your decade was at 12:12 EST on 12/12.

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

I’m just sayin’.


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  1. ex seaxe says:

    Locally, GMT, moonrise at 16:18 full at 17:12. Looking from my house, eastward over the sea with a clear sky! It was spectacular.
    But, mathematical nitpicker here! : there was no year dot. 1AD to 10AD was the first decade, and 1001 to 2000 was the second millennium. Those who celebrated on January First 2000 were jumping the gun, as are those who are out there having Christmas parties now.

  2. albinus1 says:

    Sorry, Father, but I have to disagree with you.

    Since the 20th century began in 1901 and ended in 2000, and the 21st century began in 2001, the first decade of the current century began in 2001 and ended in 2010, and the second decade began in 2011 and will end in 2020. So there will be at least 12 more full moons this decade.

  3. Imrahil says:

    Nice symbolism, but there will still be some further 12 (13?) full moons within this decade, ending as it does on December 31st, 2020.

  4. Josephus Corvus says:

    Imrahil – You might want to sit back with a nice cup of Mystic Monk Coffee as you will soon be schooled in multiple posts about how decades may be counted. :-)

    My question, though, was Fr. Z’s use of the term “your planet’s Moon” rather than “our”. Is there something we should know, Father?

  5. Last night the moon was so bright my daughter got up and asked if I had the light on in the back yard and I told her it was the moon. She said it was keeping her awake because it was so bright.

    Speaking of Our Lady , check out this timeline of world events and her.

  6. I don’t like to find myself disagreeing with our benevolent dictator, but my decades end in zero too. Fortunately this is not the sort of thing that should divide us as we battle the enemies of Catholicism. (Yes, I just got back from David Carlin’s column.)

  7. William says:

    Ahem, if I recall correctly, our years are a couple off anyway. Wasn’t Christ actually born around 4 years before… uh… Christ? So 4 BC should actually be AD 1, and this year is actually AD 2023, which means we have about 84 full moons left?

    And you thought YOU were pedantic!

    On a different note:

    “Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you that dwell therein. Woe to the earth, and to the sea, because the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time” – Revelation 12:12.

  8. rosula says:

    I had a horrible demonic dream (nightmare) last night. I can’t remember the last time this happened. And now I realize it was a full moon. Isn’t the full moon a time when witches and occultists summon demons? Maybe just a coincidence???

  9. MyronM says:

    The current decade ends December 31, 2020. The last full moon of this decade will be December 30, at 3:28 UTC, i.e. December 29, 2020 10:28 p.m. EST. On the East Coast it will still be the 5th day of Christmas octave, and in Europe it will be the 6th day already.
    During the last full moon (Dec. 12, 2019) Luna was in the constellation Taurus, i.e. under the right foot of the Ever Virgin of Guadelupe (according to the constellation pattern on her mantle
    Crescent moon under the feet of the Blessed Virgin in her image refers to her blessed pregnancy as Mother of the Church.

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