January39s full 39wolf moon39 lights up the sky on Thursday

January's full 'wolf moon' lights up the sky on Thursday – WJXT News4JAX

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The first full moon of 2024 will light up the night sky on Thursday.

On Thursday, January 25, sky watchers can look into the night sky and witness January's full moon, known as the “Wolf Moon.”

According to NASA, January's full moon is known as the Wolf Moon because “wolf packs were heard howling outside the villages amid the cold and deep snows of winter.”

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The phases of the moon (News4JAX & Adobe Express) (News4JAX)

The Old Farmer's Almanac said the moon will reach its peak on Thursday at 12:54 p.m. EST.

The moon will rise on the northeastern horizon around sunset. According to the moon phase, the golden hour on Thursday will be between 7:20 a.m. and 7:57 a.m. and between 5:21 p.m. and 5:56 p.m.

In northeast Florida and southeast Georgia, clouds could play a role in how well we can see the moon. There is a 50% chance of rain Thursday evening. We'll know more about the best times to look at the sky on Thursday. Click here for more weather news.

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