Tonight, one of the brightest moons of 2021 will be seen when the wolf moon rises over Britain.
The first full moon of the year, which falls in January, is called the Wolf Moon and is brightest tonight at 7:16 p.m.
The wolf moon in January is followed by the snow moon, the worm moon, the pink moon, the flower moon and the strawberry moon.
The full moon in April and May is supermoon – which means they appear larger and brighter than normal.
The Wolf Moon is believed to have taken its name from wolves that howl more frequently at this time of year due to food shortages.
Gordon Johnston, Program Director at NASA Headquarters, wrote in a post : “From what I have learned about traditional names given to full moons prior to the advent of modern timekeeping, local guides have usually determined the name of the moon based on the conditions at the time.
“These crops generally did not need calendars with dates well in advance.
“Full moon names were used to describe and remember what happened in the past and to remember what is likely to come in the near future.”
The mirror reports that today’s full moon will be one of the brightest of the year.