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The wolf moon of 2022 will peak in January as a whole, and the winter sky will be illuminated

The wolf moon of 2022 will peak in January as a whole, and the winter sky will be illuminated

It wont be one of the , but it wont be part of this years. But January's full moon nicknamed the will soon be shining brightly in the winter sky.

On Monday, the wolf moon will reach its fullest peak at 6:48 p.m. Eastern time, so it will be 98 percent full Sunday night, and also a 100% full Tuesday night before falling to 98% full Wednesday night.

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The term hunger might be off-base, according to the Associated Press.

There is no evidence for this," the publication says. To keep this in mind, wolves tend to likel more often during the winter months, and generally howl to define territory, locate pack members, and gather for hunting.

In August 2021, the first full moon of 2022 will be shining in the night sky.Steve Novak | For

Other nicknames for the January full moon

The number of full moons in the United States has risen to a variety of names dating back to the time when Native American tribes and Colonial Americans would name each moon based on weather conditions, farming patterns, and hunting trends.

According to the & the wolf moon, the wolf moon is the most common nickname for the full January moon, but it is also known as the cold moon, the old moon, the great spirit moon, or the moon after Yule.

Some tribes referred to the full January moon as the , but that nickname is more common for the February full moon.

Two of the 12 full moons in 2022 will be "supermoons," because they will be slightly bigger and brighter than a typical full moon.Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for

In 2022, megamoons and lunar eclipses will begin.

Two of this year's full moons will be big and bright, one on June 14 and one on July 13 and two moons will be turning full during alignments that will create a.

A is a full moon that appears to be slightly larger and brighter than a typical full moon because it reaches its fullest phase when its orbit brings it closer to Earth.

The moon's path around the Earth is not very round, but rather an elliptical, so its distance from our planet varies from month to month when the moon turns full from the sunlight that reflects from the sun.

During the event, light reflecting from the sun will make the moon appear to glow in a rusty orange or reddish color, prompting many skywatchers to refer to this full moon as a .

The moon drifts across the Earth's dark shadow during a time when the sun, the earth, and the moon are closely aligned. Depending on this alignment, our planet's shadow will temporarily block the light that the sun reflects off the moon's surface, so the moon's brightness will fade.AccuWeather

According to the website, the program will begin during the late night hours on Sunday, May 15, and conclude in the early-morning hours on Monday, May 16, respectively.

The occurrence will occur during the early morning hours on Tuesday, November 8, and will be visible from the United States and the rest of North America, according to a survey.

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