Greenbelt, Maryland – NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland announced in a blog post that full moon on Christmas eve would be the last one of 2015.

This amazing coincidence had not happened in 34 years and we will be able to enjoy it again in 2034, so people around the world managed to capture as many evidence of the special event as possible.

Photo: NASA/Goddard/Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Photo: NASA/Goddard/Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

“As we look at the moon on such an occasion, it’s worth remembering that the moon is more than just a celestial neighbor. The geologic history of the moon and Earth are intimately tied together such that the Earth would be a dramatically different planet without the moon,” John Keller, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland said.

Almost 4 decades ago, back in 1977 was the last time poeple could admire a full moon on Christmas night sky. This year people around the world were able to witness the rare lunar event, even though in some parts of the U.S. and the world the clouds covered the spectacle.

People around the world took advantage of the event as it will not happen again anytime soon. Photos and videos have gone viral. Fon instance, one of the most significant moments caught on camera was taken by Stojan Stojanovski from CNN. He was able to capture a silhouette of a man proposing marriage to a woman in Ohrid, Macedonia.

Norman Dagang was also able to capture a perfect image of the brilliant sphere In T’boli, Philippines. He said he thought it was a rare opportunity to take a photo of a full moon on Christmas which was exceptionally bright in that moment.

Dennis Doucet was able to get a clear shot of the moon in a brief moment no clouds were covering it. shared a photo of the lunar peak.

“It was overcast for most of the evening, but there was a brief break in the clouds and I was able to get a clear shot of the moon,” he said.

According to NASA, the humanity will have to wait 19 years to enjoy such rare event again.

Source: NASA