Wolf Moon

02009-01-10 | Poetry | 0 comments

On top of Cold Mountain the lone round moon
Lights the whole clear cloudless sky
Honor this priceless national treasure
Concealed in five shadows, sunk deep in the flesh.

Hanshan

The last moon of the lunar year, the first moon of the western calendar, and the biggest full moon of the year. Are you looking?

SPACE.com — Full Moon Names for 2009
Jan. 10, 10:27 p.m. EST — Full Wolf Moon. 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. The moon will also be at perigee (its closest point to Earth) on this day, at 6:00 a.m. EST, at a distance of 222,138mi. (357,497 km.) from Earth. Very high ocean tides can be expected from the coincidence of perigee with full moon.

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