News Sections
Audio
Full Moon On Christmas Day - First Time Since 1977
Updated December 15, 2015 8:03 AM
 Print    Archive    RSS
Full Moon_1449759961971_28190870_ver1.0_640_480.jpg

(UNDATED) - 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.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback