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January 19, 2015 AT 4:00 am

The names and meanings of 2015’s full moons #space

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From Space.com‘s Skywatching Columnist Joe Rao:

Full moon names date back to Native Americans, living in what is now the northern and eastern United States. Those tribes of a few hundred years ago kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred.

See the full list of names and meanings here

I know I’m looking forward to the Full Worm Moon…


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