Moonlight Shines Over Swedish Winter Wonderland (Photo)

Moon Shines over Snowy Woods in Sweden Heden
The moon shines over a snowy woodland near Stockholm, Sweden in this image taken by astrophotographer P-M Hedén of The World at Night in December 2012. (Image credit: P-M Heden/

A serene snowy woodland is illuminated by a glowing moon in this night sky photo.

Veteran astrophotographer P-M Hedén of The World at Night took this beautiful photo near Stockholm, Sweden in December 2012.

The moon will become full in late December, when it is often called the "oak moon." Other names are frost moon, winter moon, long night's moon, and moon before Yule. During the full moon, the orb rises around sunset and sets around sunrise without spending very much time in the daytime sky.

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Nina Sen is a freelance writer and producer who covered night sky photography and astronomy for She began writing and producing content for in 2011 with a focus on story and image production, as well as amazing space photos captured by NASA telescopes and other missions. Her work also includes coverage of amazing images by astrophotographers that showcase the night sky's beauty.