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See it! First full moon of 2017

In the Northern Hemisphere, the January full moon is sometimes known as the Wolf Moon. Howl at these awesome photos of the January’s full moon from EarthSky friends around the world.

Chirag Upreti wrote: “If the moon had rings! The first full moon of 2017 was unfortunatly accompanied with ~80% cloud cover over New York City today. However interestingly from my vantage, when the moon emerged between the dramatic cloud cover for a few minutes there was an airplane contrail right in front of it.”

Karl Diefenderfer in Quakertown, Pennsylvania wrote: “Full Wolf moon rising up through the clouds last night.”

Richard Lakhan in Trinidad wrote: “So much for the Wolf Moon … I saw a bird!”

Anthony Heflin wrote: “An amazing night spent laying by a fire and looking up. You never know what surprises the night will bring.”

Full Wolf Moon, Haines City, Florida, January 12, 2017, from Renee Anderson.

January 11 moon over Meaux, France by Patrick Casaert of La Lune The Moon

January 11 moonrise in Madrid, Spain via Annie Lewis.

Almost full moon on January 11, over Dundee, Scotland. Photo via Michael Walton.

Jenney Disimon wrote on January 11: “Waxing towards the Wolf Moon, over Sabah, North Borneo.”

Susan Kaohelaulii wrote on January 10: “Almost full Moon over Kauai, with some volcanic haze.”

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Bottom line: Photos of the January, 2017 full moon from around the world … first full moon of this year!

Eleanor Imster

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