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Wolf Moon: Amazing pictures show the first full moon of 2022 in all its glory

In addition to the wolf moon, the full moon of January is known by a number of names, including the old moon and ice moon.

Hindus refer to it as Shakambhari Purnima, which marks the last day of Shakambari Navratri, an eight-day holiday in honor of the goddess Shakambhari. People in India often bathe in holy water during this time, NASA said.

Assiniboine people living in the Northern Great Plains in the United States call this the center moon because it is around the middle of winter, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.
Algonquin people located northeast of the Great Lakes, also in the United States, call it "squochee kesos," meaning "the sun has no strength to thaw." The Cheyenne people of the Great Plains call it "the moon of the severe cold."
Palestinians ride on Gaza beach as the full wolf moon rises over Gaza City on January 17.

There are 12 full moons in 2022, and two of them qualify as supermooners.

Definitions of a supermoon may vary, but the term generally denotes a full moon that is brighter and closer to Earth than normal and thus looks larger in the night sky.
The moon sets behind Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire, England, on 17 January.

Some astronomers say that the phenomenon occurs when the moon is within 90% of the perigee - which is its closest approach to Earth in orbit. By that definition, the full moon for June as well as that of July will be considered supermoon events.

Starlings fly in the sky while the full moon rises over the city of Rome, Italy, on January 17th.
Here is the list of the remaining full moons for 2022 according to Farmers' Almanac:

February 16: Snow Moon

March 18: Worm Moon

• April 16: Pink Moon

May 16: Flower Moon

June 14: Strawberry Moon

July 13: Goat Moon

August 11: Big Moon

• September 10: Autumn moon

• October 9: The Hunter's Moon

November 8: Beaver Moon

December 7: Cold moon

Although these are the popular names associated with the monthly full moons, each one has different meanings across Native American tribes.

CNN's Ashley Strickland contributed to this story.


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