Here’s When You’ll Be Able to View The Wolf Moon Which Is Also the First Full Moon of the Year

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Rather than looking up at the sky for fireworks after celebrating the new year, you may want to tilt your head to the sky again for a celestial event.

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The first full moon of the year will be rising soon, but rather than a supermoon, this full moon is considered to be a micromoon, which simply means the moon will be at its farthest point from Earth.

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Dubbed the Wolf Moon, the name comes from several places including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources.

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January’s full moon is also considered as the Wolf moon because it is believed that wolves were heard howling more during this time of the year.

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So when should you look up at the sky to see the micromoon?

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The wolf moon will reach peak illumination right before the weekend begins on Friday evening.

So before you eat dinner, make sure to walk outside to catch the first full moon of 2023!

The Wolf moon will be visible on January 6, specifically at 6:09 pm Eastern Time.

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