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Some of those who stayed up all night on Christmas Eve had a serious plan to stick to. Have a drink or two, and keep a lookout for something genuinely rare and beautiful: a Full Cold Moon at Xmas.

Not since 1977 has a full moon appeared in the skies at Christmas. The moon’s peak this year occurred at 6:11am EST.

The full moon rises behind a hydro tower on Christmas eve in Ottawa December 24, 2015. © Blair Gable

Stunning pictures of the lunar event have created a buzz on social media platforms.

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This full moon is called the Full Cold Moon because it happens at the beginning of winter.
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