Don’t miss the rare Christmas full moon

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CLEVELAND– For the first time in nearly 40 years, there will be full moon on Christmas Day.

Cleveland State University research astronomer Jay Reynolds told FOX 8 News the moon will technically be full at 6:11 a.m. EST.

(Photo courtesy: Jay Reynolds/CSU research astronomer)
(Photo courtesy: Jay Reynolds/CSU research astronomer)

The moon rises at 5:45 p.m. and sets at 8:20 a.m., and it will appear very bright at about midnight on Christmas Eve.

We haven’t seen a full moon on Christmas since 1977 and it won’t happened again until 2034.

Reynolds also shared a photo of the nearly full moon Tuesday night. It is surrounded by ice crystals in a 20-degree circle, Reynolds said.

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