Full moon on Christmas for the first time in decades

Hey! Here’s something cool that not only us science nerds can look forward to this Christmas, but also just regular nerds who like science but don’t have happy panic attacks over certain things (AKA me, myself, and I).

For the first time since 1977, we’re going to be getting a full moon on Christmas day. This is one of the rarest occurrences in decades, and so may people are looking forward to catching a glimpse of it this coming holiday.

Most have adapted the name Cold Moon for this special occasion, due to the fact it’ll be December. (Because it’s super cold in California, am I right?)

Full Moon w/ Santa

Make sure you all get a chance to witness it this year. Although I do agree this isn’t as cool as some of the other things happening in the science world as of recent, I do encourage everyone to go and have a look when it peaks at 6:11 a.m. ET or 5:11 a.m. CT.

Yes, we’ve all seen a full moon before BUT never on Christmas, and this won’t be happening again until 2034. So if you get the chance, let us know and tweet us some of your pictures @nerdreactor !!

Also, if you’re worried about the time – if you have kids, don’t worry. You’ll more than likely be up at 6 am on December 25th anyway.

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You may or may not have seen me dancing around on our YouTube channel. I really love psychology and dissecting shows/film. Also your token anime nerd.