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. ~ The Farmer's Almanac
Last night as I sat in my favorite chair knitting, I happen to glance out the window and observe an almost full moon. It was simply stunning! I am continually amazed at God's hand on our creation. Tonight at 11:38pm the Full Wolf Moon will arrive in all its glory. There are more than a few names for this moon, such as:
WOLF MOON*OLD MOON*MOON AFTER YULE* SNOW MOON*ICE MOON*HUNGER MOON*COLD
MOON*COOKING MOON*QUIET MOON*MOON OF THE STRONG COLD*FREEZING MOON*LITTLE WINTER MOON* LAKES FROZEN MOON* MOON OF THE STRONG COLD*JOYFUL MOON
My dear Tasha Tudor friend Linda keeps us all informed of the upcoming full moon on our yahoo group Take Peace.
If you are a home schooling mum, observing the full moon is a great nature study opportunity for you and your students. I hope to let the girls photograph the moon tonight, although we won't be up at 11:38 pm here! They can then paste this into their nature notebooks and we will add information to the page. I think I may be a bit insistent we call this moon Full Wolf Moon, as we often hear the coyotes howling at night as they hunt in our neck of the woods. A bit spooky, but really quite fascinating.
"Let them once get in touch with nature and a habit is formed which will be a source of delight and habit through life." British educator, Charlotte Mason