Moon Before Yule


Definition of Moon Before Yule

: the last full moon of the calendar year The full moon of December is called the Moon Before Yule, or Long Night Moon—an appropriate name given the lengthy nights.— Patrick Rowan, Springfield (Massachusetts) Union News, 4 Dec. 1998

called also Long Night Moon

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Moon Before Yule.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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