Much Happening in Space this Christmas

An Asteroid and a Full Moon

full moon photoMost of my readers are aware that I love space exploration and astronomy.  This year’s Christmas is going to be rather “spacey”.

First off, on Christmas Eve, an asteroid will pass rather close to Earth.  Fear not, however, scientists are assuring us that the space rock will not cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

And Christmas Night, the sky will have a full moon.  The last time there was a full moon on Christmas was in 1977.