Christmas Day is one of the best days of the year – and Christmas 2015 is set to be a little bit better.
That’s because, according to NASA, a rare Full Cold Moon will be out from 23.11GMT on Christmas Eve, and be visible into the morning on Christmas Day.
That means that everyone who has got up to open their presents early – or are just staggering in from ‘one drink’ on Christmas Eve that got out of hand – will be able to see it too.
— NASA (@NASA) December 22, 2015
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) December 23, 2015
NASA’s John Keller said:
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 geologic history of the moon and Earth are intimately tied together such that the Earth would be a dramatically different planet without the moon.