Wolf Moon

I popped outside on Sunday evening to capture the pink sky, but by the time I reached the garden gate it had pretty much disappeared, and though the sunset was quite dramatic in the south-west, my attention was drawn to the north and the full moon. Seeing this crow on my neighbour’s rooftop I couldn’t resist this spooky shot.

January’s full moon is named after the howling of hungry wolves lamenting the scarcity of food in midwinter. Other names: Moon After Yule, Old Moon, Ice Moon, and Snow Moon. In my case maybe it should be renamed Crow Moon, though that appears to be a name for March.

18 Comments

  1. peggy says:

    Beautiful moon. Love the bird on the roof.

  2. BeckyB says:

    Moon after Yule sounds like a song!

  3. Chloris says:

    Lovely shot, I saw it without realising it was a Wolf Moon, it was quite impressive.

  4. I always love full moons but didn’t know that the January full moon was called a Wolf Moon – thanks for the explanation!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s a great name!

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