Photo: The Full Moon image was shot with a Sony VideoCam at the Main Street Station RV Park in the 90s, the truck image was borrowed from the web (jupiterimages.com,) the “mountains” are from a Utah desert scene and the rest was drawn and assembled with Photoshop. c.2011 – LasVegasBuffetClub.
The moon will be 100% full at 1:22 PM on January 19, 2011, Las Vegas time.
Q: What do you call a Native American’s great, great, great, great, great, great, (going back 12,000 years) grandparents?
*See answer below…
“American Indians gave names to each of the full moons to keep track of the passing year. The names are associated with the entire month until the next full moon occurs. Since a lunar month averages 29 days, the dates of the moons change from year to year. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months” – Western Washington University
In the Abenaki language, the January full Moon is called “alamikos” or “greetings maker moon.”
In the Apache language, the meaning for January’s full Moon is “Time of Flying Ants.” No Apache name is given.
“This full Moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.”
Photo of the woman in the Wampanoag headdress is from oscarkasimirjasper.blogspot.com
Photo of the audacious Native American Soldier is from forthardknox.com.
I certainly hope this doesn’t offend anyone, if it does I apologize now.
UPDATE January 17, 2011 Today I saw some youngsters walking a several-week-old baby wolf. It was probably a hybrid but it had the unmistakable eyes and cut-through-you stare of a wolf. Since this full Moon is referred to as The Full Wolf Moon, I feel extremely lucky to have seen this baby wolf-hybrid. It is a first for me. Here are a couple of links to check out: Wolfdog – Wolf hybrid on Wiki and About The Wolfdog, The Hybrid Wolf Dog Mix on “A Pets Blog”