Tonight is going to be a busy night for werewolves – not only is it the first full moon of the new year, it’s also supposed to be one of the best full moons of 2010…assuming you can see it through the storms and cloud cover which cover much of country tonight. But besides all of that, what makes it especially special, is it’s pretty cool name…. it is what’s called the “Wolf Moon“.

The Wolf Moon is the name given to January’s full moon. The name gives it’s origins to the United States’ Native American culture which named the “Wolf Moon” in honor of wolves…because wolves are known to howl at the moon during these coldest of months.

Even if you can’t see the moon because of the weather, it’s effects will undoubtedly be felt strongly tonight. Take a few minutes for yourself to enjoy its presence!

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Full Moon;  Source:  Nasa

Full Moon Source: Nasa