On this 2015 Christmas Day, I am specially blessed for it happened on Full Moon Day. I feel a sense of Joy that relieves my burden. The thought that uplifted my soul today is a promise made by Jesus from The Gospel According to Saint Matthew, Chapter 11, Verse.28: ” Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Rare full moon makes an appearance on Christmas Day
Asteroid To Pass By Earth On Christmas Eve
ROGELIO ESTRADA 25 December, 2015.
The final full moon of the year is also called the Full Cold Moon because it happens during the start of winter.
According to NASA, there won’t be another full moon on Christmas Day until 2034 – so even if you’re in a food coma after Christmas Dinner, it’s worth looking out the window to try and catch a glimpse of it.
“Amazingly, the moon’s phases recur on [or near] the same calendar dates every 19 years”.
Space enthusiasts can expect two spectacular gifts this holiday season, including an asteroid that will be passing by Earth today and a full moon on December 25. When the moon turns full, it will be the first full moon to fall on Christmas day since 1977.
The almost full-moon is seen among Christmas lights at a holiday display Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, in Lenexa, Kan.
Finland’s Ursa Astronomical Association, the oldest and largest amateur astronomy association in the country, states on its website that a full moon will shine down on Finland the night of December 25th. The moon’s peak this year will occur at 6:11 a.m. EST.
“The geologic history of the moon and Earth are intimately tied together such that the Earth would be a dramatically different planet without the moon”.
If you were lucky enough to get a telescope for Christmas then great, but a simple pair of binoculars can provide an awesome view of the moon – the various craters and markings on the surface will be much more visible.
LRO has collected a treasure trove of data with its seven powerful instruments, making an invaluable contribution to our knowledge about the moon.