On December 25th, those who celebrate Christmas will receive the gift of a full moon. The moon will officially peak at 6:11am.
A full moon on Christmas is particularly rare, only occurring approximately once every 19 years. However, a full moon on Christmas hasn’t happened in almost four decades, since 1977. Why? Due to an imperfect system and fluctuations in the human calendar, the estimates between the 2,500 year-old known lunar cycle and our calendar can be flawed.
Sometimes, even science gets things wrong. *gasps*
Before ripping open the material gifts under the tree on Christmas morning, try to take a moment and enjoy a present from nature and the cosmos.
Published by Julia Mariani