December 2015 – SPACE – There will be a rare full moon on Christmas Day this year. It will be the very first full moon on Christmas Day since 1977. The extraordinary event will not happen again until 2034. All Full Moon during the month of December is called the Full Cold Moon, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Such full moons are also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes.
The Full Moon will be in its fullest size at 6:11 a.m. on Dec. 25 across the world, NASA’s moon expert Fred Espenak revealed to The Weather Channel. For those in the U.S., the rare Full Moon will be best viewed on Christmas Eve. The occurrence of the unusual Full Moon on Christmas was also confirmed to ABC News by a NASA spokesperson. The next Full Moon on Christmas will happen on 2034, 2053 and then 2057. The news outlet further noted that the Full Moon for this year will take place on 11.11 GMT on Dec. 25. This means that the moon will not be technically full in the U.S. People can check when the Christmas moon will be fullest in their location by checking Timeanddate.com. –Latinos Post