- Baby Denarius was born at 12:12am at the dawn of 12 December, 2019
- The miracle baby was born during the last full moon of 2019 and also the beginning of a decade
- Denarius was born to Denarrika Fisher and Charles Bell
At 12:12am, the dawn of 12 December, 2019, a couple gave birth to a baby boy in Illinois during the last full moon of the decade.
Baby Denarius was born at HSHS St Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois, located just outside St Louis.
Briefly.co.za learnt that he was originally due on 30 December, ''but decided to come early for this numeric and lunar coincidence,'' the hospital said in a statement.
Fox26houston.com reports the baby, who weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, was welcomed by parents Denarrika Fisher and Charles Bell.
''Fisher didn’t realise the date and time being the same at the time but the nursing staff in the Women and Infants Center did when they noted the birth information when the baby was delivered,'' the statement said.
Both mom and baby were doing ''wonderfully,'' according to the hospital.
The last full moon of 2019 peaked during Denarius’ birth.
Known as the ''full mold Moon', it has a high trajectory across the sky and sits above the horizon for longer than usual.
It was also called the 'long night’s moon' by Native American groups because it rose during the longest nights of the year, which are near the 21 December winter solstice, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.
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