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Photos of the last full moon of the year and decade

Full moon in a blue sky surrounded by red clouds.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Mimi Ditchie in Avila Beach, California, captured this photo of the moon on December 28, 2020. She wrote: “This is a photo of last night’s almost full moon with pink clouds at sunset. Some say, according to your article, that it’s the last full moon of the decade while some say that occurred last December. It’s also known as the Cold Moon or Long Night Moon.” Thank you, Mimi!

Whether you called it the Cold Moon, Wolf Moon or Good Riddance Moon, the last full moon of 2020 and this decade graced skies on December 29 and 30 around the globe. Our friends shared their best shots at EarthSky Community Photos, and you can too! We always welcome your photos of what’s happening in the sky.

Enjoy these photos of the final full moon of the year, and remember to keep looking up!

Closeup of the full moon, looking pinkish-yellowish.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Aurelian Neacsu in Visina, Dambovita, Romania, captured this photo of the moon on December 30, 2020. He wrote: “The last full moon of the year.” Thanks, Aurelian!

Reddish moon halfway over prairie horizon under a slate-colored clear dusk sky.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Sheryl Garrison in Southern Alberta, Canada, captured this photo of the moon on December 29, 2020. She wrote: “Loved catching the setting 99.7% full moon this morning in 10 degree F temps underneath the earth’s shadow and Belt of Venus.” Thank you, Sheryl!

Full moon floats in the midst of white clouds in a dark blue sky above bare trees.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Richard Dilullo in Marlton, New Jersey, captured this photo of the full moon on December 29, 2020. He wrote: “December’s setting full ‘cold’ moon over Kings Grant Lake.” Thanks, Richard!

Full yellow moon in sky fading from deep blue to purple, above bare trees.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Ioana Babau in Timisoara, Romania, captured this photo of the full moon on December 29, 2020. She wrote: “Last full moon of this year, of this decade.” Thanks, Ioana!

Full yellow moon peeps out from valley between two scrub-covered hills.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Ken Chan in San Jose, California, captured this photo of the full moon on December 29, 2020. He wrote: “Full moon rising over the foothills in San Jose, CA.” Thanks, Ken!

Large brilliant yellow moon with an airplane silhouetted against it.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Todd Hull in Seoul, South Korea, captured this photo of the full moon on December 30, 2020. He wrote: “Flying into the next decade. I caught this plane flying in front of the last full moon of the decade and saw it as a hopeful symbol for the next ten years.” Thank you, Todd!

Bottom line: Your photos of the last full moon of 2020 and this past decade have brightened our day!

Kelly Whitt

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