, 2023-01-05 13:05:00,
The first full moon in 2023 is fast approaching. The moon peaks on January 6, in what many refer to as the wolf moon. Unfortunately, many people across the United States may have a hard time spotting the full moon in January, because weather and storms can obscure it from view.
The Moon continues to be a bit of an obsession for humanity, not only in terms of viewing it from Earth but also in how closely space exploration missions are linked to it. Recently completed Artemis I mission It has achieved massive success in orbiting the Moon, and South Korea’s Danori Lunar Orbiter has just sent back its first image of the moon in a few days.
For those who aren’t able to get out into space themselves, being able to see the first full moon in 2023 will be a big deal, especially for the thousands of skywatchers out there. For those looking to stack up, you can always catch the near-full moon when it rises on Thursday, starting at 3:49 PM ET.
The first full moon of 2023 will begin to rise into the sky at 4:42 p.m. ET on January 6th, and will appear first in the northeast sky. The full moon itself will become more clearly visible on Friday at 6:08 p.m. ET and will set at 8:41 a.m. Saturday in the northwest sky. If you miss Wolf Moon for some reason, you can almost always catch the full moon on Saturday (via WKBN27).
Unfortunately, our first full moon of the year will not be a supermoon like ours werewolf…
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