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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Full Wolf Moon

According to the Mother Nature Network Full Moon names originated with early Native Americans. Each full moon of the year has its own name. 


One of my Twitter friends mentioned the beautiful moon last night and, although I missed it then, I did manage to capture a shot of it this morning just as it was setting over the city.


The January 19th full moon is called the Full Wolf. According to MNN: "Amid the zero cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. The Full Wolf Moon was also known as the Old Moon or the Moon After Yule. In some tribes, this was also known as the Full Snow Moon; most applied that name to the next moon."


The building with the blue light near the top is the Olive 8 which is a combination hotel/condominium.  Yes, it was lucky that the clouds parted long enough for this shot!

5 comments:

  1. I learned something new today, thank you! Lovely image, John! Very dramatic. The warm tone of the clouds in the foreground against the cool tone clouds in the background is especially striking.

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  2. Kerri, Julie, and Cheryl - Thanks for stopping by the Island and leaving a comment. Sure appreciate it!

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  3. GORGEOUS shot! wonderful capture!

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