A Christmas full moon hasn't been seen since 1977 - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

A Christmas full moon hasn't been seen since 1977

Here's a Christmas present everyone can enjoy: a full moon.

This year's full moon reaches its full size on Christmas Day at 6:11 a.m. EST.

So barring any thick fog or cloud coverage, Santa should have a bright night to make his rounds.

A Christmas full moon hasn't happened since 1977, and it won't happen again until 2034.

That means a Christmas full moon happens even less often than "once in a blue moon."

Each month's full moon has its own name, and December's full moon is typically called "The Cold Moon" or "The Long Night Moon."

No matter what you call it, it's also the last full moon of 2015 and the first full moon of the winter season.

Follow Storm Shield Meteorologist Jason Meyers via the Storm Shield app on TwitterFacebook, and YouTube. Download the Storm Shield Weather Radio App for your iPhone or Android device and get severe weather alerts wherever you are. Named by Time.com one of the best weather apps for your iPhone.

Copyright 2015 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.