There Will Be A Full Moon On Christmas For The First Time In Decades

It looks like Santa might not have to rely on Rudolph’s red nose to guide his sleigh this year.

For the first time this century, a full moon will be lighting up the sky on Christmas.

1st full moon on Christmas in almost 40 years!

— MotherNatureNetwork (@MotherNatureNet) December 10, 2015

According to The Weather Channel, there hasn’t been a full moon on Christmas since 1977, and there won’t be another till 2034.

December’s moon, nicknamed the “cold moon” or “long nights moon,” will reach its peak size on Dec. 25 at around 6:11 a.m.

For those in the U.S., the moon will be best viewed on Christmas Eve while those in Europe may get a better glimpse on Christmas day itself.

Find out when the Christmas moon will be fullest in your location at

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