Wolf Moon January 6, 2023

Wolf Moon January 6, 2023

January 6, 2023 Full Moon, Wolf Moon

Full moons happen when the moon is exactly on the opposite side of the earth from the sun. The moon looks illuminated because we see the sun's light reflected from it, and because the moon's rotation period is the same as it's orbital period. 

The name Wolf Moon may date back to when wolves would howl outside villages. This occurs in the U.S at 18:08 hrs on 1/6/23. 

The moon will be in the constellation Gemini, and rises about 26 minutes before sunset, which is 16:43 hrs. 

Mercury will be lost in the sun's glare and won't come out again as a morning star for a few days. 

Venus will be just above the western horizon. 

Nasa, space.com, Jesse Emspak

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