So, it's a surprise to absolutely no one that we won't be having a white Christmas this year. 

According to ABC, though, we will have the benefit of a giant, bright orb igniting the sky on Christmas this year.

In fact, this will be the first full moon on Christmas since 1977.

What does this mean? That we're blessed? That there will be luck shining on all our lives when we wake up on Christmas morning?

We're not sure, but what we do know is that the moon will reach its peak at 6:11 a.m., according to a NASA spokesperson.

If you're wondering whether you should get out of bed to gape at the enchanting moon, our vote is for yes. Considering the next full moon we'll have on Christmas day won't be until 2034, and that full moon will peak at 3:54 a.m.

The Farmer's Almanac calls December's full moon, the last one of every year, the Full Cold Moon, Full Long Nights Moon, or the Moon before Yule.


Another interesting tidbit: December nights are the longest and darkest of the year, which means this bright, shining moon will be the brightest and longest lasting of the entire year.

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We're going to go ahead and count it as a very special, very positive omen that the full moon is coming on Christmas this year. We're also going to do our bests to pry ourselves from bed at 6:11 a.m. to check it out.

We really hope we don't disturb Santa in the process. You feel us?

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[via ABC]