Luna de Lobo: what it means and what time it will be seen from Argentina
One of the four lunar phases will take place this monday january 17 at 8:48 p.m. Argentina, when the terrestrial satellite enters the full Moon phase –or wolf moon-.
According to data reported by Time and Date, when the Moon meets Cancer in the constellation, the satellite will be illuminated by 99%. That splendor can also be enjoyed the next day, when the brightness reaches 100%.
To appreciate the phenomenon, viewers or telescopes will not be necessary, because the eyes of the human being are capable of observing the image with the naked eye, although it will be essential that the sky is clear.
Throughout history, the full Moon was associated with a phenomenon that occurred during the first month of the year in the northern hemisphere. There, in full reaffirmation of winter and when the cold intensified, the wolves went out to hunt.
It is believed that they were amerindian tribes of north america -who are strongly connected with nature and cosmic events- who called Luna de Lobo to the date in which these animals gathered in herds and howled loudly, near the native villages.
“There is always some doubt surrounding the popular historical names for full moons, but I understand that the generally accepted explanation for Luna de Lobo is that it represents the howls of these due to the lack of food in the middle of winter,” he says. Bill Leatherbarrow, director of British Astronomical Association.
Each day, the Moon will rise and set about 40 minutes later than on previous days.
This is when the satellite is 10% larger and brighter than usual. This year there will be three and they will be produced successively: in June, July and August. The phenomenon occurs when the Moon is near its perigee, which is the shortest distance from Earth.
Like most bodies in space, the Moon is constantly spinning around the Earth. There are two movements: