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Rare 'Full Cold Moon' will brighten the sky on Christmas day: Lunar event is the first in 38 years and it won't happen again until 2034


Rare Full Cold Moon will brighten the sky on Christmas day: Lunar event is the first in 38 years - and it won't happen again until 2034 | Daily Mail Online

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Full Geek Moon:

In a blog post, Nasa's Nancy Neal Jones, from the Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland said: 'As you gaze up at the Christmas moon, take note that Nasa has a spacecraft currently orbiting Earth's moon.' 

Nasa's John Keller added: 'As we look at the moon on such an occasion, it's worth remembering that the moon is more than just a celestial neighbour.

The 4K imagery is based on data from the (LRO) which has been studying the moon's mountains and craters since 2009. 

The space agency has also created a 'Dial-A-Moon' tool where users can type in a date to see an image of the moon's phase on that particular day.

For instance, on Christmas Day 2016, the moon will be 252,158 miles (405,810km) from Earth, with a position angle of and a phase of 16.2 per cent, making it a waning crescent.

Whoa. I've never heard of a full cold moon before Geege!

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