The Wolf Moon Of January

Showing some of the Moon Phases

The name given to first full moon of the calendar year is the Wolf Moon.

Winter can be a tough time of year in the Pacific Northwest with cold temperatures and snow, but the sky can still be an amazing sight to see! Winter astronomy does mean bundling up in more clothing, but also more observing time to see those winter galaxies and constellations. Those looking for a meteor shower will not be disappointed with the Quadrantids Meteor Shower and the plethora of objects to photograph and view. There have been some years in which this moon has coincided with lunar events such as 2019 when it was the Super Blood Wolf Moon. It is often very cloudy and cold in many areas of the Pacific Northwest, so it can often be a challenge to view the skies.

January Moon
The January Moon

Meaning Behind The Name

Other names for the January Full Moon include Old Moon, Ice Moon, and Snow Moon, although this name is usually attributed to the February Full Moon. Although the name might differ depending on the source, the most common name is the Wolf Moon. For more information about the February Full Moon, please feel free to check out our article own the subject.

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