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Waning Crescent - Saturday 21st of January 2017
New Moon - Friday 27th of January 2017
Waxing Crescent - Saturday 28th of January 2017
Jan 20 2017
Third Quarter Moon
44.6% of lunar illumination
21 days to full moon
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Moon Day 23

Most traditions consider this day as fairly good and active. The European tradition portends fame and honours to matters which come to a head on this day, but it doesn't recommend starting anything new. The Vedic tradition promises success in many affairs and also does recommend starting something new. For Globa, it is a day of penitence when vampires rage...

Next Full Moon Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017

Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures:

  • Colonial American: Trapper's Moon
  • Chinese: Budding Moon
  • American Indian (Cherokee): Bony Moon
  • American Indian (Choctaw): Little Famine Moon
  • American Indian (Dakotah Sioux): Moon of the Raccoon, Moon When Trees Pop
  • Celtic: Moon of Ice
  • English Medieval: Storm Moon
  • Neo Pagan: Snow Moon

Full Snow Moon(February)

Usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some Native American tribes this was the Hunger Moon.

Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February's full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.