Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Wolf's Moon
Posted on 01/20/2012 3:39:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv
Explanation: A Full Moon rising can be a dramatic celestial sight, and Full Moons can have many names. Captured on January 8 from Ötersund, Sweden, this evocative moonrise portrait might make you feel the cold of winter in the north. If you can also imagine wolves howling in the distance then you probably understand why Native Americans would have called it the Wolf Moon, their traditional name for the first Full Moon in January. The photographer reports that no wolves were heard though, as he watched this beautiful Full Moon rise in fading light over the eastern horizon, echoing the yellow color of the setting Sun. Of course, due this year on February 7, the next Full Moon will be the Snow Moon.
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[Credit & Copyright: Göran Strand]
waning crescent today...just a little sliver of moon. low in the sky to the east, this AM in NY. went out to start the wife’s car...very striking.
I bought myself an Iphone for Christmas and added the ‘Star Walk’ app. as I have forgotten much of the astronomy classes I took 40 or so years ago...it is a big plus.
Underworld opened today. Coincidence?
What a nice Picture for a Christmas Card! :-)
The only thing better than a howlin’ wolf t-shirt, is a howlin wolf scene painted on the side of a van.
Maybe with a wizard thrown in too.
But yeah, either way, it rocks
That picture is so serene and beautiful. Thanks, SunkenCiv.
“...I see a Wolf Moon arisin’...”
I am glad to report no wolves were harmed in the taking of this picture.
All joking aside, a beaufiul photo..
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