Full moon Christmas 2015 is a unique spectacle: Cometh after 38 years
If you are among those people who love celestial changes, this Christmas is going to have more than Christmas festivities. After almost 38 years, this is the first time that the world will enjoy such spectacle.
And the next full moon Christmas day will not happen before 19 years. So, for many of us this will be the first chance to enjoy the free show and the ones who are crazy sky-watchers will not leave any stone unturned in order to watch the show.
A report in the Examiner says that this Christmas the full moon will reach its peak at 3:54 a.m., which is confirmed by the scientists at NASA. In the last more than 115 years this will be only the fourth time when the world will enjoy the full moon on Christmas.
In the meantime reports suggest that this year it may be white Christmas. This full moon is called the â€œFull Cold Moon,â€ â€œLong Nights Moonâ€ and the â€œMoon before Yule.â€ With the winter solstice marking the longest night of the year, Native American Indians used the term for the full moon around the solstice, â€œLong Nights Moon. The winter solstice usually falls either on 20, 21, 22 or 23 of this month and this year the winter solstice falling on December 21, according to Time and Date.
Meanwhile NASA has said that the next full moon on Christmas is not expected before 2034. The particular cycle of the moon in 2015 also means the annual Geminid meteor shower is taking place while the sky is at its blackest (from the night of Monday December 14), and promises to be bigger and better than ever.