Rare Full Moon on Christmas

christmas full moon

A full moon will light up Christmas skies for the first time since 1977.

The Yuletide Full Moon, also known as The Full Cold Moon arrives when the nights are at their longest and darkest. The midwinter full moon rides high in the sky in contrast to a low-hanging sun.

Only three full moons have coincided with Christmas Day since 1900 – the last one in 1877 and after this year, the next will be in 2034.


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