Maybe this is a quiet year for the War on Christmas. This piece was linked on
Santa may not need Rudolph’s bright nose to guide his sleigh this year. That’s because the full moon will shine brightly Christmas morning.
I remember another year when I was still awake at 3:11am local time, wrapping a few last minute presents as Santa’s assistant after getting home from Midnight Mass.
How rare is a full moon on Christmas? It hasn’t happened since 1977 and the next one won’t occur again until 2034.
On average, once every 29.5 years–the number of days in between each full moon. The real rarity is full moon on both Thanksgiving and Christmas. 1977 was close with a
Black Friday full moon. (Did they call it black in 1977?) On average: once in two centuries, when a full moon Christmas falls on Friday or Saturday, and the timing is right.