Wolf Moon shines bright: First full moon of 2015 kicks off month of celestial delights for stargazers (Photos- Video)

January's full moon is named after the howling of wolf packs as they search for food during the cold winter conditions at this time of year

This moon traces a path that takes it high into the sky, unlike the trajectory of the sun during the short winter days, due to the tilt of the Earth.

Some of the best views were seen in Los Angeles, California, but in the north of England, like Sunderland, in Tyne and Wear, clear skies also allowed some to see the moon glow a rich orange as it rose in the sky.

Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States.

The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon.

Full Wolf Moon – January Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon

Time Lapse of Moon Setting at North Beach Wallaroo 2015

Full Moon - Athens- Greece 2015

Native American Names For January Full Moon Man Moon (Taos). Joyful Moon (Hopi). Avunniviayuk (Inuit). Quite Moon (Celtic). Ice Moon (San Juan). Cold Moon (Cherokee). Ice Moon (Neo-Pagan). Flying Ant Moon(Apache). Big Cold Moon (Mohawk). Cooking Moon (Choctaw). Strong Cold Moon (Sioux). Little Winter Moon (Creek). Her Cold Moon (Wishram). Cold Meal Moon (Natchez). Moon After Yule (Cherokee). Wolf Moon (Medieval English). Strong Cold Moon (Cheyenne). Quiet : Dark, Wolf : Full (Janic). Great Spirit Moon (Anishnaabe). Whirling Wind Moon (Passamaquoddy). Wolf Moon, Old Moon, Winter Moon, Yule Moon (Algonquin).

Responses to "First Full Moon Of The Year "Full Wolf Moon" Pictured Across The Globe"

  1. Amazing photos of the full moon! I enjoyed the time lapse video.

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