On December 22 at 17:49 UTC, people will be able to see the last full moon of the year.
It will officially begin at 5:23 p.m.in NY this year.
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"The Earth's orbit also isn't perfectly circular and the summer solstice falls within two weeks of our closest approach to the Sun".
So what's going on with this full moon?This will happen again in 2029.
The Ursid meteor shower is expected to take place on Friday and Saturday nights. The Southern Hemisphere calls it the Strawberry Moon, Honey Moon and Rose Moon.
The American Meteor Society says the Ursids should be visible in the mid-Northern Hemisphere.
Now what about that meteor shower?One can usually see between 10 and 100 shooting stars per hour during this event.
The website In the Sky has a great feature that helps you figure out where to watch and how many meteors you might see. Tonight-and indeed tomorrow night-the moon will appear particularly round and full in the night sky near the constellation Orion.