Look up at the sky: 1st full moon on Christmas Day since the 1970s


Christmas Day brings a rare celestial event across the globe.

It's the first time since 1977 a full moon has brightened skies on Christmas, NASA says, the same year the first Star Wars was released, Forbes notes.

A full moon on Christmas Day won't happen again until 2034, NASA says.

The full moon, which is the last of the year, is called the full cold moon because it occurs during the beginning of winter, NASA notes.

The peak time to see the full moon was at 5:11 a.m. (central time) Friday, and many around the globe took to social media to share what they saw:

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