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1st Full Moon in 2023 to Shine Tonight

Fri 06 Jan 2023 | 08:10 PM
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The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) Professor Ashraf Tadres said that the first full moon in 2023, the wolf moon, will shine tonight.

The moon will be 100% bright and it can be observed until the sunshine.

Tadres revealed that people can see the moon as full before the day of its 100% brightness within 24 hours as they can't catch the tiny darkened space in the moon with the naked eye.

According to ancient American folk narratives and colonial journals, January's moon is called Wolf Moon according to the native American culture as the howls of the wolves reached their climax in this month.

The native Americans justified that hunger and cold are the main reasons for the wolves' cries.

Researchers, later on, discovered that wolves have several primary vocalizations: howls, barks, whimpers, yelps, whines, moans, growls, and snarls.

Moreover, wolves howl for several reasons such as communication, haunting, and marriage.

It is also sometimes called as Christmas moon.