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“The Wolf Moon”

January 6

The Wolf Moon would be a time to hear the wolves howl at its night light. This moon is smaller than the rest and sometimes described as a Micro Moon

Another fitting name for this full moon is the Center Moon. Used by the Assiniboine people of the Northern Great Plains, it refers to the idea that this moon roughly marks the middle of the cold season.

Other traditional names for the January moon emphasize the harsh coldness of the season: Cold Moon(Cree), Frost Exploding Moon (Cree), Freeze Up Moon (Algonquin), and Severe Moon (Dakota). Hard Moon (Dakota) highlights the phenomenon of the fallen snow developing a hard crust.

Canada Goose Moon (Tlingit), Great Moon (Cree), Greetings Moon (Western Abenaki), and Spirit Moon(Ojibwe) have also been recorded as moon names for this month.


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