Cold Moon and meteors: Geminid Meteor Showers follow final full moon of 2019

Next full moon will be followed by Gemind Meteor Showers

Sky-watchers had a show Thursday -- the final full moon of 2019 and it had an interesting time and date.

The full moon was at Dec. 12, and was completely full at 12:12 a.m. EST, Space.com reported.

That’s the exact time the sun 100% illuminates the moon. For the west coast, the time will be 9:12 p.m. PST.

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It was the Cold Moon and the last one of 2019, Travel and Leisure reported.

It also is called the Long Night’s Moon and the Moon Before Yule.

According to the Farmers Almanac, the number 12 has some significance in numerology. It’s at the end of the spectrum and allows the wrap-up of events before moving on.

In Chinese numerology, the number represents yin and yang. One is a yang number that is ruled by the sun. Two is a yin ruled by the Moon, according to the almanac.

The full moon will be followed by the Geminid Meteor Showers, according to Space.com.

The peak is Dec. 13 but could be seen after peak times over the next few days. About 20 to 30 meteors an hour may be visible due to the brightness of the moon. Normally they peak at 2 a.m. local time but can be seen as early as 9 p.m.

FILE PHOTO: Clouds clear to allow a view of the final full moon of the year, a so-called 'Cold Moon', as it appears behind lights illuminating Penzance seafront on December 13, 2016 in Cornwall, England. It will occur this year on Dec. 12 at 12:12 a.m. EST.
FILE PHOTO: Clouds clear to allow a view of the final full moon of the year, a so-called 'Cold Moon', as it appears behind lights illuminating Penzance seafront on December 13, 2016 in Cornwall, England. It will occur this year on Dec. 12 at 12:12 a.m. EST. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images/Matt Cardy/Getty Images)