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Full Wolf Moon Update – January 23, 2016, 5:45 p.m. PST

January 23, 2016
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Here’s another update from SMBAS Blog on that large, disc-like, shining object which has frequently and mysteriously appeared in our nighttime sky this year (known to many as the moon).

Wolf Moon (Paul Lungren - calendarDOTperfectduluthdayDOTcom

Wolf Moon (Paul Lungren – calendar.perfectduluthday.com)

Jan. 23, 5:45 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.  The moon’s monthly perigee –  its closest point to Earth – is on the 14th at 6:11 p.m. PST. [Infographic: Moon Phases & Lunar Cycles]

The Old Farmer’s Almanac has a page for each full moon. Here’s some advice on when to set your eggs.

The next significant full moon will occur on February 22, 10:19 a.m. PST.   Keep an eye on this spot for additional late-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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