Full Moon: January 9, 2:32 A.M. Las Vegas time

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Full Moon
Full Moon

The Moon will be 100% full: January 9, 2:32 A.M. Las Vegas time.

From the Old Farmer’s Almanac
Full Moon Names
January is the month of the Full Wolf Moon. It 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.

From Western Washington University
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.

Cherokee – East Coast, Carolinas

Cherokee Woman
Cherokee Woman

In the Cherokee language the word for January’s moon is unolvtana or cold moon.

Hopi – Southwest, Arizona

Vision Quest
Vision Quest - generic photo

In the Hopi language the word for January’s moon is paamuya or moon of life at it’s height.

Western Washington University