Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Wolf Moon!

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 8:35 a.m. EST is the full Wolf Moon! It may just be visible in the western sky when you wake and before school.

Native Americans named all the full moons and the months they occurred in. For a full list and more information see here and here. Some of these names, like Harvest and Hunter moons persist in popular use toady.
  • February 20th is the full Snow Moon and a total lunar eclipse (the safe to look at kind of eclipse). UPDATE: For more eclipse information, including times check this out.
  • November 13th, is the full Beaver Moon
Information on aboriginal star lore was largely word of mouth. Thankfully, people are now documenting it. There is a book on Inuit star lore and some websites dealing with Lakota star lore, including charts, here.

Knowledge of classical mythological or aboriginal star lore counts towards the Astronomers badge (requirement 3).

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