Wolf Moon

The first full moon of the year is called the Wolf Moon, apparently after the howling of hungry wolves in midwinter. The name seems to be common to both old European and North American cultures, perhaps an indication of how shared fears of the cold and the dark have shaped otherwise disparate human societies.

This year’s Wolf Moon will be tonight at just past a quarter to midnight and, if the misty weather we have been promised by the Met Office permits, should be spectacular as the temperature falls toward zero.

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  1. When I looked out of my bedroom window last night I could not see the moon only my neighbours greenhouse that looked as though it was on fire. It took a moment to realise the glass roof must have been reflecting the full moon!

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