Moon over a Christmas tree


(NEWSER) – The last time there was a full moon on Christmas, Jimmy Carter was president and a gallon of gas cost 65 cents. But this year we get to party like it's 1977 when the moon is shown in its full glory on Dec. 25, the Weather Channel reports.

It's an event that won't happen again until 2034, and then every 19 years after that for a few cycles, the Independent explains. But it really has been a full 38 years since the last Christmas Day full moon, though the Independent notes we were psyched out in both 2004 and 2007, when the moon appeared full on Christmas, but was actually full on Dec. 26 and Christmas Eve, respectively.

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