Jan 092020

The January Full Moon will be at its peak on Friday, Jan. 10 at 2:23 p.m. but it will not appear in the sky until later that day.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, The January Full Moon will pass through Earth’s faint outer shadow (the penumbra) causing a lunar eclipse.

It said, “During a penumbral lunar eclipse, the full Moon appears marginally darker than usual, though the effect is so slight that it can be difficult to recognize. This makes for a far less spectacular show than that of a partial lunar eclipse (when a large chunk of the Moon is significantly darkened) or a total lunar eclipse (when the entire Moon is obscured and turns a deep red color).”

Native Americans called the January Full Moon the Full Wolf Moon because wolves were more often heard at this time.


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