Saturday, January 7, 2012

of full moons and surises and sunsets

The January full moon is  at aprox 2:30 Am EST on January 9th. And there is a lot going on besides that, On January 5th  the earth was closest to the sun, the perihelion, the earth is farthest from the sun in July, not really what one might expect?
It is also at this time the sunrises are the latest, on January  9th  the  sunrises will begin to get earlier,  even though the sunsets have been getting later since the Solstice on Dec. 21.  During the month we will gain roughly 48 minutes of daylight.





January Moon names

Man Moon (Taos).
Joyful Moon (Hopi).
Avunniviayuk (Inuit).
Quite Moon (Celtic).
Ice Moon (San Juan).
Cold Moon (Cheokee).
Ice Moon (Neo-Pagan).
Flying Ant Moon(Apache).
Big Cold Moon (Mohawk).
Cooking Moon (Choctaw).
Strong Cold Moon (Sioux).
Little Winter Moon (Creek).
Her Cold Moon (Wishram).
Cold Meal Moon (Natchez).
Moon After Yule (Cherokee).
Wolf Moon (Medieval English).
Strong Cold Moon (Cheyenne).
Quiet : Dark, Wolf : Full (Janic).
Great Spirit Moon (Anishnaabe).
Whirling Wind Moon (Passamaquoddy).
Wolf Moon, Old Moon, Winter Moon, Yule Moon (Algonquin).

Other moon names : Storm Moon, Snow Moon, Disting Moon, Chaste Moon

The Wolf Moon, Moon after Yule, Storm Moon, Owl Calling Moon, Gathering Moon, and the Celtic Quiet Moon.  It is a quiet moon, the only sounds being the bare frosted branches clattering in the wind, the wind itself and the occasional thud of snow falling from the hemlocks.  Squirrels cut spruce cones which rattle down the roof, and once in awhile an owl calls for a mate.  And there is little but the sound of your own crunching footsteps and your own breathing.  

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