Moon Before Yule

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Moon Before Yule was in 1981

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“Moon Before Yule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Moon%20Before%20Yule. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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