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Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Rare Christmas Full Moon

The moon is seen beyond an illuminated star on top of a Christmas tree in Hartley Wintney, 40 miles west of London on December 27, 2012. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

The moon is seen beyond an illuminated star on top of a Christmas tree in Hartley Wintney, 40 miles west of London on December 27, 2012. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

For the first time since 1977, there will be a full moon on Christmas. It won’t happen again until 2034.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks about this astronomical anomaly – and about the year in space exploration¬†–¬†with Kelly Beatty, senior editor of Sky and Telescope.

Guest

  • Kelly Beatty,¬†senior editor of Sky and Telescope.

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