Christmas is here and this year, the celebrations are going to be a little special. All these years, we have just imagined the iconic image of Santa flying down from the North Pole on his sleigh, in front of the full moon, but this year it looks like it's going to happen.
The full moon day falling in December is the last full moon day of the year and is even called Full Cold Moon, Full Long Nights Moon or the Moon before Yule. We have already had various reports that this year, after almost 38 years, a full moon will light up the Christmas skies. Full Moon Christmas is a rare occurrence which was last seen in 1977 and will occur next in 2034.
According to many official reports, the full moon will reach its peak at 6.11 am ET on Christmas. The moon can be best viewed throughout the US on Christmas Eve and those in Europe will get a better glimpse on Christmas Day itself.
The online Slooh Community Observatory will host a live streaming of Full Moon Christmas and Comet Catalina aka Christmas Comet on Christmas Eve (24 December) starting 7pm ET onwards.
CLICK HERE to live stream the entire Full Moon Christmas coverage.
In addition to this, the community is also offering an opportunity to use the StarShare camera to try and capture a picture of Santa Claus.
The website has predicted that when the full moon is high in the sky, its viewers might be "able to catch a glimpse of jolly Saint Nick and his sleigh as he passes in front of the full moon".