Can you hear them howl?
According to folklore, tonight’s full Moon is the “Wolf Moon,” named long ago by Native Americans after packs of wolves they heard singing during the winter month of January.
Look east at sunset and enjoy the Wolf moonlight.
Alternative names for January’s full Moon
Another fitting name for this full Moon is the Center Moon. Used by the Assiniboine people, it refers to the idea that this Moon roughly marks the middle of the winter season.
Other traditional names for the January Moon emphasize the harsh coldness of the season: Cold Moon (Cree), Frost Exploding Moon (Cree), Freeze Up Moon (Algonquin), Severe Moon (Dakota), and Hard Moon (Dakota).
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