The full moon will happen December 22 around 12:49 p.m.
Since the Earth is tilted on its axis, the arc the Sun moves through during the day will rise and fall across the year as the Earth's pole points either towards or away from the sun.
In the Northern Hemisphere, it occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, located at 23.5° south of the equator.
There will be a winter trifecta the next few days with the winter solstice, a full moon and a meteor shower.
The summer and winter solstices can be on 20 or 21 June or December, because of the leap year in the Gregorian calendar, but from now until 2019 it will be on December 21.
North Texas will see just nine hours, 59 minutes and 31 seconds of sunlight on the winter solstice Friday.
Google Doodle Friday celebrated the first day of winter and the longest night of the year for the Northern Hemisphere-an astronomical phenomenon also known as the Winter Solstice or midwinter.
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The last time a full moon occurred on the Winter Solstice was in 2010, and the next one won't occur again until 2094.
A full moon will appear tonight.
But in the United Kingdom (and rest of the northern hemisphere) it means the sun rising earlier and setting later as we journey again towards the spring equinox.
The Ursids meteor shower should be visible in the mid-Northern Hemisphere, according to the American Meteor Society.
At Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, large crowds gather to celebrate and capture the moment when the sun directly aligns with the famous stones.
The occasion is a cause for celebration in some regions around the world. China marks the start of winter with the Dongzhi festival, during which families come together and enjoy rice balls called tangyuan.