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Full moon to rise on Christmas for first time in 38 years

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DETROIT – For the first time since 1977, a full moon will rise on Christmas.

You may want to catch it this year -- because it won't happen again until 2034, according to NASA.

The full moon will reach its peak at 6:11 a.m. E.T., and is being called the Full Cold Moon, also known as the Moon before Yule, according to the Farmers' Almanac. 

There are 13 full moons every year. Folklore associates full moons with insomnia, insanity and lycanthropy. There is no evidence to suggest a full moon effects human behavior. 


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