Next meeting: the moon of wolves

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 1:13 PM – We are there now: the great winter frosts have arrived. The moon becomes full in the middle of the cold season. That of the wolves, January 28, bears his name because of this period which gives rise to generally clear and cold weather.

The wolf moon

This January moon is called the Wolf Moon. This name is reserved for the first full moon after the winter solstice. However, the full moon of December 29 should have inherited this name. That is why those associated with it lose some of their meaning. The allusion to wolves refers to the fact that in the dead of winter these animals howl to mark their territory in preparation for the breeding season. As the nights are often clear and the cold air is very dense, the sound of howling is perceptible at a greater distance. This should however be called the “winter moon”.

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An invisible full moon

It is not the first moon of winter since in December, the 29th, the first full moon took place after the solstice. However, this is the true winter moon located in the heart of the cold season. This January moon takes place during the lowest temperature period of the year, between January 9 and 31, in Quebec.

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The phases

The moon will be officially full at 2:16 p.m. on January 28, in broad daylight except that it will not rise until two hours later. At that point, she will officially be a decreasing gibbous.

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