For the first time since 1977, this year on Christmas, a full moon will light up the night sky. It’s expected to reach its peak at 6:11 a.m. E.T, according to ABC News. This natural phenomenon won’t take place again until Christmas 2034.
In December, the last full moon of the year is also known as the ‘Full Cold Moon’ or the ‘Moon before Yule.’ The Old Farmer’s Almanac holds that certain Native American cultures have nicknamed the event the ‘Long Nights Moon,’ as winter solstice kicks off around the same time, bringing with it the longest night of the year. The moon will have a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low sun.
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