Christmas full moon will light Santa’s way

(Courtesy: WATE)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Rudolph may be able to take a break this Christmas.

For the first time in nearly 40 years, there will be a full moon on Christmas. The last full moon that lit Santa’s way occurred in 1977 and won’t occur again until 2034.

According to NASA, December’s full moon is called the Full Cold moon because it occurs during winter. The moon will peak at 6:11 a.m.

As you gaze up at the Christmas moon, NASA said make sure to look for their spacecraft currently orbiting the moon. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission has been investigating the lunar surface since 2009.

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