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Full wolf moon Wednesday night

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A mostly cloudy sky and snow showers will likely prevent the viewing of the January full moon. The full moon is Wednesday evening at 11:53 P.M. EST. Every full moon is given a name. This one is the Full Wolf Moon.

According to space.com: “Amid the zero cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. It was also known as the Old Moon or the Moon after Yule. In some tribes this was the Full Snow Moon; most applied that name to the next moon. Since the moon arrives at apogee — its farthest point from Earth — less than three hours earlier, this will also be the smallest full moon of 2014. In terms of apparent size, it will appear 12.2-percent smaller than the full moon of Aug.10, the biggest full moon of the year.

For more info: Space Watch
National Geographic

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