Over The Moon: Rare full moon to bring joy on Christmas night

Tonight space will give us a special gift that Earth hasn’t had since 1977 — a rare, bright full moon on Christmas Day.

According to NASA, the full moon is called Full Cold Moon because you know… it happens in winter. This rare moon won’t happen on Christmas again for another 19 years, so make sure you look up at the sky tonight.

“As we look at the moon on such an occasion, it’s worth remembering that the moon is more than just a celestial neighbor,” said John Keller, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

“The geologic history of the moon and Earth are intimately tied together such that the Earth would be a dramatically different planet without the moon.”

The moon’s peak this year will occur at 6:11pm, Bangkok time. So as you leave work on your way home tonight, don’t forget to look up at the sky.

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