Christmas gift: Watch rare full moon lighting up night sky

This rare event won't happen again until 2034.

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2015, 10:33 AM IST
Christmas gift: Watch rare full moon lighting up night sky

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Skygazers are in for a treat as a rare full moon will rise on Christmas at 6:11 a.m. EST.

This moon is also called as ''Full Cold Moon''.

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The last such event, when a full moon dawned in the skies on Christmas occurred in 1977.

This rare event won't happen again until 2034. That's a long time to wait, so make sure to look up to the skies on Christmas Day.

As you gaze up at the Christmas moon, take note that NASA has a spacecraft currently orbiting Earth's moon. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission has been investigating the lunar surface since 2009.

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So, happy full moon viewing!

(With Agency inputs)