Welcome to the January 2019 weather thread!
The full moon this month is on the 21st. In Native American and early Colonial times, the Full Moon for January was called the Full Wolf Moon. It appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages.
Traditionally, the January Moon is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next Full Moon, in February.
This year, just a few hours before the peak of the full Moon, a total lunar eclipse will be visible from all of North America. The eclipse will begin at 9:35 P.M. EST on January 20 and end at 2:50 A.M. EST on January 21. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes into the shadow of the Earth, which causes the usually bright white Moon to turn an ominous red (sometimes called a “Blood Moon”).