US space agency NASA took it to social media to share an interesting message that read: “Aaah-ooooooh! It’s a Wolf Moon to end the year.” NASA shared this message on Instagram along with a stunning picture of a ‘Wolf Moon’.
The caption briefly describes what the picture depicts. It reads: “Beginning tonight, Earth’s BFF, the Moon will be appearing in the night sky in full view. This will be the 13th and final full Moon of 2020 and will be visible for about three days. Why is it called the Wolf Moon?”.
NASA also explained the answer. It wrote, “Different cultures have specific names for each of the full Moons throughout the year, and they often relate to what is happening in nature at that time. The Algonquin tribes of what is now the northern and eastern United States named this the Wolf Moon, from the packs of wolves that howled hungrily outside the villages amid the cold and deep snows of winter”. The text further goes onto state, “Another name is the Ice Moon. By month the full Moon in December is called the Cold Moon”.