Full Wolf Moon 2013 Date and Meaning [PHOTOS]

By Mstarz Staff Reporter | Jan 26, 2013 10:03 PM EST
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Full wolf moons, blue moons, full moons are something you won't want to miss for those who love nature. The first full moon of 2013 is called the Wolf Moon, and will rise up bright and high on January 26, 2013. According to Native American traditions, full moons have special names, NBC News reported.

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The special name for the January Full Wolf Moon was derived from the time when hungry wolves cried out loud in the winter months outside of the Indian villages. January was a month of extreme cold and hunger.

Going into February, the snow falls became heavier causing it more difficult to hunt. The full moon is called Full Snow Moon, or Full Hunger Moon by some tribes.

March is known as the Full Worm Moon after the worms and birds come back out, giving a signal of the cold season's end. It is also known as Full Crow Moon by some when crows began to caw.

April is mostly known as Full Pink Moon derived from the pink flowers that begin to bloom in Spring.

May's full moon is called Full Flower Moon, when flowers cover the land.

June is known as Full Strawberry Moon signaling the season for ripe strawberries.

Full Buck Moon or Full Thunder Moon signals July's frequent thunderstorms and buck deer's maturation with new antlers.

August features the Full Sturgeon Moon or the Full Red Moon signaling the large fish that is abundant as well as the reddish tint that appears in the sky.

September is the time for the well known Full Harvest Moon when it is the peak harvest season for farmers.

Full Hunter's Moon signals the time when hunters can catch their prey most easily after the fields have been reaped.

November is the month for the Full Beaver Moon when preparation for winter begins, and beaver fur is sought for warmth in the coming cold season.

Marking the entrance into winter, December's full moon is called the Full Cold Moon.

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