The New Year has begun, and voting to name January’s Full Moon has ended. Readers have overwhelmingly selected the name “New Beginnings Moon” for this month’s Full Moon, which falls on Saturday, January 30, at 1:18 a.m.
The name “New Beginnings Full Moon” was submitted by 13 different people, the first of whom, and our winner, was Noel Whearty. Congratulations!
The most well known traditional name for January’s Full Moon is the “Wolf Moon,” so called because this was the lean time of year when hungry wolf packs howled outside Indian villages at night. Other popular traditional names include the “Old Moon” and the “Moon After Yule.” Some called January’s Moon the “Full Snow Moon,” but that name is more commonly associated with February’s Full Moon.
Be sure to visit our “Name That Moon” Contest page between now and January 15 to submit your suggestion for February’s Full Moon!