NEW YORK – If you are a lover of astronomical events and you love to gaze at the magic and beauty of the sky, then this Friday, January 6, you cannot miss the first full moon of 2023, known as the Wolf Moon.
It is called like this because it is the first day of the year and it happens every year in January.
According to Space.com, in the New York City area, the Wolf Moon will begin to rise at 3:21 p.m. EST (2021 GMT) and will be visible all night long. The page describes that this moon “will be on the far side of Earth and close to its farthest point from Earth, making it a ‘micromoon’, as opposed to a supermoon.”
The first full moon of the year is called the Wolf Moon, named after the Native Americans. According to information from NASA, full moon names were used to describe and remember what had happened in the past and possibly to come in the future.
According to the old farmers’ almanac (Old Farmer’s Almanac), the origin of the name Wolf Moon comes from the fact that wolves were heard more often than in other seasons due to hunger.
When is a good time to watch it?
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In the New York City area, according to TimeAndDate.com, the full moon will begin to rise in the northeast sky at 4:16 p.m. Friday and 5:15 p.m. Saturday.
It all depends on how clear the sky is, but always try to find a high spot to watch it.
There will be 13 full moons this 2023:
|Wolf Moon||6 January|
|snow moon||February 5|
|worm moon||March 7|
|pink moon||April 6|
|flower moon||May 5|
|Strawberry Moon||June 3|
|deer moon||July 3|
|sturgeon moon||august 1st|
|blue moon||30 august|
|Hunter’s Moon||28 October|
|beaver moon||27 November|
|cold moon||26 December|