Known as the December moon or the Cold Moon, the last full moon of 2022 occurs on Dec. 7 at 9:08 MT, but appears full the night before and after its peak to the average stargazer.

NASA notes that it is also a lunar occultation, when the moon passes in front of Mars.

The event will be visible from Wyoming. You don’t need a telescope to see it (although that helps).

As you look up at the night sky this month,  thanks to extra-bright Jupiter, Pegasus will be a prominent constellation.

To find the mythologically named group of stars, face southward and look for the "Great Square" beginning about 15 degrees to the north of it.

Pegasus is a useful constellation for stargazers as it's a good starting place for finding your way to other features in the night sky, said NASA. The constellation itself contains a number of dazzling deep-sky objects, including globular cluster M15, and the tangled galaxies of Stephan's Quintet.

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