See the last half moon of 2023 swim with the fish of Pisces on Dec. 19

The last half moon of 2023 will shine tonight (Dec. 19).

The now seven-day-old moon will be over half-lit in its first quarter phase, shining fairly brightly in the Pisces constellation. It will be 55% illuminated and is beginning to wax toward December’s Full Cold Moon, which falls this year on Dec. 26. The moon will be visible in the east when it rises at roughly 12:30 local time until it sets just after midnight on Wednesday (Dec. 20).