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A Rare Full Moon Appeared On Christmas Day And You Have To See It

It's the first time in 38 years a full moon has appeared on Christmas Day.

Posted on December 25, 2015, at 7:06 a.m. ET

A beautiful rare full cold moon has delighted stargazers across the globe on Christmas Day as it appeared for the first time in 38 years.

Friday marked the first time a full moon has fallen on Dec. 25 since 1977, and it won't happen again until 2034.

We rounded up some of the most stunning pictures of the rare lunar event from across the globe.

The moon topped a Christmas tree in Beirut, Lebanon.

Hassan Ammar / AP

It rose behind hydro towers in Ottawa, Canada.

Blair Gable / Reuters

Belarus' villagers celebrate the Christmas carol rite (Koliady) under the full moon in a village outside Minsk

Sergei Gapon / AFP / Getty Images

The moon snuck up behind the minaret of a mosque built inside the Turkish presidential palace in Ankara.

Adem Altan / AFP / Getty Images

It shone above a statue in Westerham, Kent in England.

Steve Parsons / PA

And it sparkled over the Edinburgh skyline in Scotland

Hemedia / Katielee Arrowsmith / SWNS
Hemedia / Katielee Arrowsmith / SWNS

In Cornwall in the U.K., the moon appeared behind some Christmas decorations.

Peter Glaser / SWNS

And above crashing waves at a beach in Sunderland in the north of England.

Matt Robinson / SWNS

It glittered among more Christmas lights in Kansas in the U.S.

Charlie Riedel / AP

It was a moon made for Instagram. Here pictured in Tokyo, Japan.

Instagram: @masa_masa310

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