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

Author: O Zangado

Just loping around. Extremely fond of roast boar in particular, meat in general and cooking on the barbie. Fish is good too.

60 thoughts on “Wolf Moon”

  1. 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.

  2. 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. πŸ™‚

    OZ

  3. 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. πŸ™‚

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

    OZ

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

    OZ

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

    OZ

  6. 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!

  7. 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! πŸ™‚

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

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

    πŸ™‚

    OZ

  9. 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

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

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

    OZ

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

    That’s what a Wolf Moon does for you.

    OZ

  12. 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.

  13. 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

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

  15. 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

  16. 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?

  17. 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

  18. 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!

  19. 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

  20. 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!

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