Full moon to rise on Christmas over St. Louis for the first time since 1977

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – You’ll get one more present on Christmas Day. There will be a full moon for the first time in 38 years. The Yuletide moon reaches its peak size at 7:11am CST on December 25, 2015.  This is three days after the winter solstice.

The last full moon on Christmas day was in 1977. The Weather Channel reports that and there won’t be another until 2034.

December’s full moon is called the Full Long Night’s Moon’ or the Full Cold Moon. The Farmer’s Almanac says it got that name because this is the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark.

Will this rare full moon help guide Santa and his reindeer to your home?  Only time will tell.