January Full Moon, January 17

Wolf pack howls at the full moon.
Are they moon struck,
do they laud canis major,
or is it the agony of biting cold
from the Wolf Moon or the Ice Moon?

Moon of many names
Moon after Yule,
Old Moon
Marker of festivals
Hindu (Shakambhari Purnima, the last day in the eight-day Shakambari Navratri holiday that celebrates the goddess Shakambhari.)
Myanmar (corresponds with the Ananda Pagoda Festival, a week-long celebration of this Buddhist temple built in 1105 A.D. in the city of Bagan.)
Sri Lanka (Duruthu Poya, which commemorates Siddhartha Gautama Buddha's first visit to Sri Lanka.

For more information about Moons and the Calendar click here.

20 thoughts on “January Full Moon, January 17”

  1. Good one, Malc. The Blue Moon is officially the second full moon in a month. We did get 3 inches of snow yesterday and a nice coating of ice to make the melting more difficult.


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