The 'Wolf Moon' is Coming This Week

27 Janvier, 2021, 17:41 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • 'Wolf Moon' to light up Britain's skies this week

On Thursday, January 28, 2021, sky-watchers will be treated to a full "Wolf Moon" rising in the east.

The full moon appears through haze and tree branches in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A so-called wolf moon rises over Glastonbury Tor on January 11, 2017 in Somerset, England.

Some of the other names for the January full moon refer to it appearing during the dead of winter.

The second full moon of the season, known variously as the Wolf, Snow or Hunger Moon, will look visibly full on January 27 and 28, but in astronomical terms it is at its fullest on January 28 at 11:16 a.m., Pacific time, when daytime might make it a bit hard to see.

Technically, the moon is only absolute for such a brief time, representing the greatest amount of illumination on Earth.

"This moment is known as the "syzygy" of the Sun-Earth-Moon system, and can happen at any time day or night".

NY: moonrise at 5:02 p.m. EST, sunset at 5:08 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 (this is the flawless scenario!).

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There is no universal agreement, although several accounts suggest that the full moon derives its name from the starving wolves that howl.

Los Angeles: sunset at 5:19 p.m. PST, moonrise at 5:25 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 (a different, but just as ideal scenario!).

A total moon emerges approximately every 29.5 days, the duration of a single lunar period.

How much do full moons happen?

This is another full moon that has nicknames based around the weather, including the Snow Moon and the Groundhog Moon.

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Wishing you clear skies and wide eyes. And the reason? It's presumably because your phone doesn't use the proper night-time photography settings. It would also be good to set the focus to 100.

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