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Full Wolf Moon Update For 15 January, 2014, 8:52 PM PST

January 15, 2014
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Here’s another update from SMBAS Blog on that large, disc-shaped, shining object which has frequently been seen mysteriously hovering in our nighttime sky this year (known to many as the moon).

Jan. 15, 8:52 p.m. PST — Full Wolf Moon.   Amid the zero cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. January’s full moon was also known as the Old Moon or the Moon after Yule.   In some tribes, this was the Full Snow Moon, but most applied that name to next month’s moon.  Since the moon arrives at apogee — its farthest point from Earth — less than three hours earlier, this will also be the smallest full moon of 2014. In terms of apparent size, it will appear 12.2-percent smaller than the full moon of Aug.10, the biggest full moon of the year.  [Infographic: Moon Phases & Lunar Cycles]

The next significant full moon will occur on 14 February, 3:53 pm.   Keep an eye on this spot for additional breaking news on this unprecedented event.

This information comes to you courtesy of: http://www.space.com/24262-weird-full-moon-names-2014-explained.html
written by Joe Rao.   Joe Rao serves as an instructor and guest lecturer at New York’s Hayden Planetarium. He writes about astronomy for Natural History magazine, the Farmer’s Almanac and other publications, and he is also an on-camera meteorologist for News 12 Westchester, N.Y.

But that’s waaay too long to type in, and besides, you don’t need to go there because SMBAS has done the work for you!
[Chuck Almdale]

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