Wolf Moon - January 28, 2021
In 2020, there were 13 full moons in 12 months- October having the abnormal 2.
THIS YEAR, 2021 will have 12 full moons. Tonight's moon, the "Wolf Moon" is the first of the year.
It’s thought that January’s full Moon came to be known as the Wolf Moon because wolves were more often heard howling at this time. It was traditionally believed that wolves howled due to hunger during winter, but we know today that wolves howl for other reasons. Howling and other wolf vocalizations are generally used to define territory, locate pack members, reinforce social bonds, and coordinate hunting.
Among other names for this full Moon like Cold Moon, Severe Moon, and Hard Moon is the name Center Moon. This one refers to the idea that this moon roughly marks the middle of the winter season. And that can only mean one thing... SUMMER IS ON ITS WAY!
Here's to 2021, as we wait expectantly for good things to come. And just remember, if it's not good, God's not done.
Harvest Moon - October 1, 2020
Usually, this particular Full Moon of the year is known by more than one name. Depending on whether it takes place in September or October, the Harvest Moon typically shares time with the Corn Moon or the Hunter's Moon. 2020 (as we have seen up to this point) is different... Since we have 13 Full Moons this year, this is the first time since 1974 that the Harvest Moon gets a Full Moon all to itself. HOW COOL AND SPECIAL! This October 1st Harvest Moon will be a 'micromoon' - the opposite of a supermoon. This is a Full Moon that occurs when it is within 90% of its farthest distance from Earth for the month, or at least 405,000 km away.
Here are some awesome pictures taken by our friends and family here at The Moonlit Shell. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!