Moon on Christmas will be something we haven’t seen in almost 40 years

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When you look up to the sky to spot Santa this Christmas, you’ll notice something else: a full moon!

According to The Weather Channel, it will be the first full moon on Christmas Day since 1977. That won’t happen again until 2034.

Cleveland State University research astronomer Jay Reynolds tells FOX 8, the Christmas Full Moon will be technically full at 6:11 a.m. EST.

Reynolds says if you’re heading to Grandma’s house on Christmas Eve, the moon will be very bright at midnight and Orion will be traveling alongside it, to the the right of the moon.

Reynolds also added that the Christmas moon is a little special because it will rise as far north as our moon can rise: It will rise at 5:45 p.m. and set at 8:29 a.m.

How about this fun fact from Reynolds:  In the last 100 Christmases, the moon has been 99% full only the following 6 times:

1920
1939
1958
1977
1996
2015

 

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