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January’s Full Wolf Moon

large wolf walking through the snow covered woods

The first Full Moon of the new year is called the Wolf Moon, named for the winter howling of wolves. For a thousand years astronomers across the Northern Hemisphere have used this name to mark the passage of time. Take a peek out your window January 28 starting at 2:16pm to catch a glimpse!

The reason the first full moon is named for wolves is that the nocturnal activity of wolves is heightened during the winter months. The icy weather of January is when wolves are at their most comfortable. You may hear their echoing communication among their pack mates, indicating when it’s time to play and when it’s time to hunt.

Cast your gaze upwards this January 28 to enjoy the beauty of the Full Wolf Moon!