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Wolf Moon

Today, 19th January, marks the first full moon of 2011. The first full moon of any year is known as the Wolf Moon. I’m going out for a howl tonight. Anyone care to join me?

OZ

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  1. January 18, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I’m right behind you OZ.

  2. Bilby
    January 18, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I’m game, OZ! Oh dear, I mean I’ll have a howl with you any time.

  3. January 18, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Yes, dear Wolfie, I’m there!

  4. January 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Well, I never knew that!

    On my way around the district this afternoon I saw the ghostly-faint mother-of pearl disc floating through clouds on a pale blue sky – and as the dusk descended the ghostly moon became more solid and luminescent – absolutely beautiful.

  5. January 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Hey OZ, how does it feel to have these Wolverines gathering around you ;-)

  6. January 18, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Some stilton with your howl?

  7. O Zangado
    January 18, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Bilby and Araminta – You’re most welcome. Watch this thread tomorrow evening.

    Pseu – Cloud willing it will be even better tomorrow

    Val – I would be more than a little disconcerted if only the blokes had replied. :-)

    OZ

  8. O Zangado
    January 18, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Lovely shot, CWJ. I served a small Stilton as part of my New Year supper.

    OZ

  9. January 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    OZ, I’m already meeting a loony tomorrow and anyway I’m chicken.

  10. sheona
    January 18, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Depends on the weather. I don’t have a fur coat.

  11. O Zangado
    January 18, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    PapaG – Interesting comment. We have ‘loony’ and ‘lunatic’ in English, referring to ‘lunar’, the moon. In Portuguese we have ‘maluco’ meaning mad and which comes from ‘ma lua’, bad moon. It probably also gave name to the Malucca Straits in the Far East, where Portugal used to export its loonies once upon a time in return for spices.

    Sheona – I have an anorak you can borrow, sweetie. :-)

    Just been outside. The moon has a magical cloud halo around it. I need Val with a decent camera.

    OZ

  12. January 18, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    “Some stilton with your howl?”

    I’d rather have stollen :)

  13. January 18, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Why not have Stilton with your stollen? And a glass of vintage port to keep them company?

  14. O Zangado
    January 18, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Pseu – OK, I’ll bake a stollen if that’s what it takes and put a bottle of Moscatel in the fridge.

    OZ

  15. O Zangado
    January 18, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Bearsy – You, sir, are a gentleman of some refinement. :-)

    OZ

  16. January 19, 2011 at 7:48 am

    A wonderful image, Oz, sorry I can’t join you.

  17. O Zangado
    January 19, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Never mind, Zen I’ll have an extra howl for you. :-) When are you going to feature Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) and Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) in your anthology of goodnights?

    OZ

  18. January 19, 2011 at 9:07 am

    O Zangado :

    Never mind, Zen I’ll have an extra howl for you. :-) When are you going to feature Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) and Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) in your anthology of goodnights?

    OZ

    I’ll work on it!

  19. Boadicea
    January 19, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I had hoped to get a photo of the Wolf Moon in Oz as an entry in your photo competition – but there’s another storm tonight and too much cloud …. growl! :-)

  20. Four-eyed English Genius
    January 19, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    For the geeks amongst you, there is a computer programming language called “Lua”!

    http://www.lua.org

    I like the idea of the moon being made of Stilton!

  21. January 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    How do we know the moon is made up of cheese? Because sailors have been to sea!

    Sorted for you – OZ

  22. O Zangado
    January 19, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    And you need to get out more! :-)

    OZ

  23. January 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks, Oz, voice activation is poor at spelling!

  24. O Zangado
    January 19, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    It tells terrible jokes too! :-)

    OZ

  25. January 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Everyone knows it’s not Stilton. It is Wensleydale.

  26. O Zangado
    January 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Pseu – Don’t believe everything Gromit tells you. Are you coming out for a howl tonight?

    OZ

  27. O Zangado
    January 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    OK, the Wolf Moon has been visible in the northern hemisphere for over one hour. Go outside and have a howl. I did.

    <img src="“/>

    Stuff the neighbours – you’re all too old to worry about what people think.
    :-)

    OZ

  28. January 19, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Howl.

    I’ve just taken some photos and they are awfully fuzzy. I think I need a trip, OZ, :(

  29. January 19, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Oh, I could have sworn I typed tripod, but maybe I do need a trip! ;)

  30. January 19, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I too have tried snapping the moon, but too much glare….

  31. O Zangado
    January 19, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Araminta – Sigh! OK, I’ll drive all the way to Lisbon or Faro and pick you up. Will Eff be returning with you when you go by any chance?

    OZ

  32. January 19, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Photo coming up!

  33. January 19, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Nice try, OZ, but she seems awfully happy with you!

    I haven’t heard a word from her for ages, thankfully. ;)

  34. O Zangado
    January 19, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Very atmospheric, Araminta. I’d be happy to have a howl at that.

    Eff speaks of little else, but Das Fürballen would miss her.

    OZ

  35. January 19, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    It’s from the kitchen door of the Gothic Horror.

    OMG will turn up any minute: we seem to share views; very spooky.

  36. O Zangado
    January 19, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    OMG will turn up any minute: we seem to share views; very spooky.

    That’s what a Wolf Moon does for you.

    OZ

  37. January 19, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    A beautiful moon. Seems incredibly bright.

  38. O Zangado
    January 19, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Welcome Jan. Take your camera, go and have a howl, take a picture and get back to me.

    OZ

  39. O Zangado
    January 19, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    You too, Pseu

    OZ

  40. January 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Can’t Oz, sorry. Need one of those telescopes to put my camera on. Would have been nice earlier though, when the moon was hanging lower in the sky.

  41. O Zangado
    January 19, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Jan – Go and have a howl anyway. It’s good for the soul. :-)

    OZ

  42. O Zangado
    January 19, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Just been outside again. A clear sky and almost bright enough to read a book. I had another howl and now the deeper recesses of The Cave beckon. Nighty night everyone. Thanks to all for your comments.

    OZ

  43. January 19, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Night to you, OZ. :) xx

  44. Bilby
    January 19, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I had a good howl, OZ (with you, and for you). Such a bright moon.

    Night night and sweet dreams, OZ. xxx

  45. January 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Morning snaps have worked to a degree. So beautiful this morning as it lowered itself down onto the horizon.

  46. O Zangado
    January 20, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Pseu – So why aren’t the results here for us all to enjoy, young lady?

    OZ

  47. O Zangado
    January 21, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Just for the record, I poked my snout out of The Cave just now, and there is a lunar halo. Imagine a dartboard with the moon as the bullseye and the ‘doubles’ ring as the outer limit. Within the two, it is jet-black with the occasional jewel of a star whilst the rest of the sky is smokey with a thin cloud backlit by the moonlight.

    Absolutely magical. Excuse me, I can feel another howl coming on.

    OZ

  48. January 21, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    OZ I have put them on my own blog…

  49. January 21, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Weird goings on around me this week – emotions definitely running higher than usual, conflicts, upsets… can it be connected to lunar activity?

    Is the moon pulling on our hormones?

  50. January 21, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    From Pseu’s blog

  51. O Zangado
    January 21, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Thank you, Bearsy. I was wondering whether to do that or not and glad that you did. It’s a wonderful shot that deserves wider circulation. I have already suggested to Pseu that she may wish to put it into the Photo Comp.

    OZ

  52. Boadicea
    January 21, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    janh1 :

    Weird goings on around me this week – emotions definitely running higher than usual, conflicts, upsets… can it be connected to lunar activity?

    Is the moon pulling on our hormones?

    It’s well known in schools that the children go ‘loopy’ at full moon and when it’s windy!

  53. January 21, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Glad to have been of service, OZ. :cool:

  54. January 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Crikey!
    Thanks for posting this for me!

    Sunset tonight was incredible. It must be something in the air….

  55. March 19, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    It’s a SUPERMOON tonight. Big and beautiful. Thought I’d hear OZ howling…. :-)

  56. O Zangado
    March 24, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Jan – You did.

    OZ

  57. O Zangado
    March 29, 2011 at 8:23 am

    As a matter of the most casual interest, can anyone explain why ‘Wolf Moon’ keeps reappearing in the ‘Top Posts’ slot? Not that I’m complaining, but I wrote the thing back in the middle of January.

    OZ

  58. March 29, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Number of comments and views?

  59. Soutie
    March 29, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Because we receive 5-10 ‘hits’ a day from the WordPress search engine by people inquiring about ‘wolf moon’ ‘wolf howling at moon’ (those were just today) and so forth.

    Busiest day this month the 12th, 22 views!

  60. O Zangado
    March 29, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Furry ’nuff. Just curious. :-)

    OZ

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