Rare full moon to appear on Christmas morning

The first full Moon of the year appeared on January 4, 2015 (AP Image)

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Santa will have plenty of moonlight to drive his sleigh this Christmas. This year, for the first time since 1977, there will be a full moon on Christmas.

The full moon will reach its peak size in the U.S. at 6:11 a.m. the morning of December 25th.

According to Weather.com there will not be a full moon again on Christmas until 2034.

A full moon in December is normally called the “Cold Moon” because it’s the month when winter begins across the northern hemisphere. However, Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Leigh Spann says the forecast for Christmas Day looks to be warm. As of now, we’re looking at temperatures in the low 80s and just a slim rain chance.

 

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