As much as we hate getting up early on the weekend, the bright moon beamed its own wakeup call through the unshaded window just before 5 a.m. — just in time for us to see the show. And what a show it was! The composite below begins at 5:21 a.m. CDT and the last frame was taken at 6:07 a.m., just as the sun was rising. The full eclipse was too faint to see in the dawn-bright sky.
The moving clouds obscured the eclipse tonight, but the hunter’s moon still made an appearance, complete with a somewhat orange-ish halo.
December’s full moon, also known as the Cold Moon or the Oak Moon, put on quite a show for those willing to get up early on a Saturday. Although the best views were in states north and west of us, we were grateful for the show we were able to see this far south in Arkansas.