Tonight’s full moon is often called the Wolf Moon, according to Bruce McClure and Deborah Byrd in Tonight of EarthSky. Click here for the full article.
The Wolf Moon is said to be named after hungry wolves howling in the dead of night during the cold winter month.
I can relate. I’m hungry—for the sun and warmth, I’m howling—for more daylight, and I’m alone—longing for my pack. For connections. For some sort of normalcy.
Tonight I will watch the full moon rise and I will be up early to watch it set. And I’ll be thinking of you, somewhere out there, seeing the same moon as me.
“Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.”—Sojourner Truth