However, the full moon could hinder your view because of its brightness in the sky. It marks the longest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.
Winter solstice falls on 22 December in the Northern Hemisphere this year, bringing the shortest period of daylight and longest night of the year to Finland.
If we track the full moon cycle and the winter solstice for the next several years, we see we won't have the two events in such close proximity for over a decade. That means our lunar neighbor should be plenty bright enough all weekend to light up your solstice celebrations.
The full moon will actually occur on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 12:49 p.m., according to Space.com, but it will appear full both Friday night and Saturday night to the casual stargazer. The maximum tilt away from the Sun in the Northern Hemisphere means the shortest day of the year and longest night of the year in 2018.
If the skies are clear at 3pm this afternoon - Friday 21st December - it is advised to head outside and enjoy the rare natural phenomenon. It is the first time since 2010 that the solstice and a full moon will be fewer than 24 hours apart.
In the southern hemisphere it's exactly the opposite story - the South Pole is pointing towards the Sun, making it summertime "down-under".
CHINA: The Winter solstice marks the end of the harvest season and is celebrated with family gatherings and a big meal, including rice balls called tang yuan. The next time it will happen will be in 2094.
Studio owner Sam Flemming said the summer solstice was a significant time in yoga practice as it marked a seasonal change.