Full moon to rise on Christmas for the first time in 38 years
Alixandra Caole Vila (Philstar.com) - December 13, 2015 - 10:07pm

MANILA, Philippines - A bright full moon will light up on December 25 for the first time in 38 years, NASA told the ABC News.

According to NASA, the moon will reach its peak size at  6:11 a.m. ET or 11:12 UTC.

Usually referred to as the  "cold moon" because of the cold weather experienced during December, it will be the last astronomical spectacle for this year.

The last time this phenomenon happened was in 1977, and it won't happen again until 2034.

Meanwhile, tonight will witness a spectacular meteor shower courtesy of the "Geminid meteor shower."

According to the weather bureau, the observation of its peak activity is on the night of  December 14 until the early morning hours of December 15. 

Meteors can be seen at an average rate of forty meteors per hour, it said.

 

 

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