Full Moon of December 29, 2020 by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery
The last Full Moon of 2020. The Moon is steady and useful in marking time. It seems that saying the last of a year and a decade is significant. That is the epitome of marking time.
The Algonquin tribes of what is now the northern and eastern United States named this the Wolf Moon. This is from the packs of wolves that howled at the Moon in hunger. Another name is the Ice Moon. By month the December Full Moon is the Cold Moon.
Europeans called this the Moon after Yule. This is for the 3-day winter solstice festival in pre-Christian Europe. King Haakon I, associated Yule with Christmas in the 10th Century Christianization of Norway. Another English name for this Moon is the Old Moon.
No matter how we name this Full Moon, it closes a tumultuous year with clarity. The marking of time notates an end and a beginning.
Phase: Full Moon
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