Wolf Moon – January 2010

 Jan. 30, 1:18 a.m. EST — Full Wolf Moon.  Amid the zero cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages.  It was also known as the Old Moon or the Moon after Yule.  In some tribes this was the Full Snow Moon; most applied that name to the next moon.  The Moon will also arrive at perigee (it’s closest point to Earth on its non-circular orbit) less than three hours later, at 4:04 a.m. EST at a distance of 221,577 mi. (356,593 km.) from Earth.  So this is the biggest full moon of 2010.  Very high ocean tides can be expected during the next two or three days, thanks to the coincidence of perigee with full moon.   from Space.com


Full Moon Names for 2010

Buddhist Calendar Articles from Buddhanet:

(From scriptural sources in the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism)

Anniversaries and Festivals of Zen Buddhism

Tibetan Lunar Calendar with Auspicious and Inauspicious Days

About the Tibetan Calendar

Thai lunar calendar

The Jewish Calendar

Hebrew Lunar Calendar

Hindu Calendar

Islamic Lunar Calendar

Gregorian-Lunar Calendar Conversion Table from the Hong Kong Observatory

Calendars Through the Ages