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    Today Brings a Rare Full Moon on Christmas

    Your holiday lights have some competition. It’s the first time a full moon has landed on Christmas since 1977 and astronomers say it won’t happen again until 2034. NASA used the moment to remind everyone of their ongoing research, such as the lunar probe that’s been orbiting since 2009. More casual observers can take a gander at peak viewing hours, around 6 a.m. Eastern Time, but it’s expected to be visible for several hours after and the following evening will offer a near-full moon as well.

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