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Full Wolf Moon

Full Wolf Moon

by Kristin Walls

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 9, 2012 at 10:07 PM

January is the month of the Full Wolf Moon, and it is the first full moon of 2012. It appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. This full moon is also known as the Old Moon or the Moon After Yule. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.

The full moon tonight rose at 6:25 this evening and will set at 8:01 tomorrow morning. The full moons in winter rise in the ENE, climb high overhead and set in the WNW.  The moon is now roughly 245,700 miles away. The average distance from the Earth to the Moon is 238,857 miles (if you could to drive to the moon without stopping at 55 mph, it would take you approximately 181 days to get there).

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