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A Bright Christmas to Come

By Hope Imaka – EMTV Online

Christmas in the tropics definitely isn’t a white one, but this year it will definitely be a bright one.

A NASA spokesperson told ABC news on Friday that there will be a full moon on Christmas this year for the first time since 1977. It will be the last full moon of the year, and will be most visible at 6:11 a.m. Eastern, ABC reports, so plan festivities accordingly.

Check out Moon times at your location here 

The next time there’s a full moon on Christmas won’t be until 2034. Hopefully, there will be clear skies this year because we aren’t going to have the opportunity to see another Christmas full moon for more than a decade.

The upcoming full moon isn’t the only exciting celestial event to happen this month: The Geminid Meteor Shower will be visible on Sunday and Monday, during which time about 50 shooting stars will be visible every hour, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The last full moon of the year in December is called the Full Cold Moon, and is also known as the Moon before Yule. It has a high trajectory across the sky because of the position it holds which is opposite to a low sun.

With all this exciting stuff happening in the sky, it’s enough to make some people believe in Christmas magic again.

So this Christmas, don’t forget to look up for a bit of magic to add onto your festive celebrations!

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