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You only have 3 days to see the Wolf Moon

Posted at 5:57 AM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 07:02:32-05

The next full moon will be Friday Jan. 10, according to NASA.

This moon is also called the Wolf Moon.

The Maine Farmer's Almanac says the Algonquin tribes of what is now the northern and eastern United States named the first full Moon of winter the Wolf Moon, from the packs of wolves that howled hungrily outside the villages amid the cold and deep snows of winter.

It is also known as the Ice Moon.

NASA says the Wolf Moon will appear in the afternoon, opposite the Sun (in Earth based longitude) at 2:21 p.m. EST.

The Moon will appear full for about three days.

As the Moon passes opposite the Sun it will spend about four hours in the partial shadow of Earth. This will be while the Moon is below the horizon for most of the Americas.

If you happen to find yourself on the opposite side of Earth, the slight and gradual dimming of the Moon should be barely noticeable (if at all).