Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Full Moon Falls on Christmas for the First Time Since 1977
This year, December's moon reaches peak size on Christmas Day, at 6:11 a.m. EST, according to Fred Espenak, an eclipse and moon expert with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. It marks the first full moon on Christmas Day since 1977; two events won't align again until 2034.
December’s Full Moon is called the Full Cold Moon. It is the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark.