Rare Christmas Full Moon Adds Holiday Treat

As you glance up at the Skies on Christmas this year, you’ll be seeing something that you normally don’t see on the holiday. Not since 1977 has there been a full moon in Christmas Day. This event isn’t going to happen again until 2034, by which time many of us won’t be around.. If you look up at the moon, here’s what you will see…

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Rare Full Moon on Christmas Day by NASA

This rare event won’t happen again until 2034. That’s a long time to wait, so make sure to look up to the skies on Christmas Day.

As you gaze up at the Christmas moon, take note that NASA has a spacecraft currently orbiting Earth’s moon. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission has been investigating the lunar surface since 2009.

“As we look at the moon on such an occasion, it’s worth remembering that the moon is more than just a celestial neighbor,” said John Keller, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “The geologic history of the moon and Earth are intimately tied together such that the Earth would be a dramatically different planet without the moon.”

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