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Why I won't feel blue when I see the moon tomorrow morning

By Eddie McIlwaine

When I wake up in the early hours tomorrow morning I'll be greeted first of all by the full moon shining in at my bedroom window.

Which won't be a bad way to start Christmas Day.

In fact I expect to be in a good mood for the festivities because of what I'll be looking at through the curtains.

And I'll probably hum a line or two from that old 1950s hit by The Stargazers called I See the Moon, one of hundreds of songs written about the moon - including Moondance by our own Sir Ivan Morrison

The moon is Earth's only permanent natural satellite and is 238,900 miles from my bedroom window.

Yet I always feel safe when I can see it up there on a clear frosty night at this time of the year.

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