Astro Art Part IV - The Wolf Moon
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Do you also have nice ideas concerns playing with Photoshop in combination with astronomy and like to share that with the rest of the world? But you haven’t got an internet website? Or do have one, but like to share your art on this webpage anyway? What I would like to do is to make a page with the creations of visitors who have as much fun in creating mixtures of fantasy and astronomy as much as I do. Mail your story and photo to me and  I’ll put it online.  
The Wolf Moon is a name for the full moon that occurs in January. This name is popularly attributed to the Native Americans. According to popular culture this name was chosen because they heard hungry wolf packs howling outside the villages. This full moon is also known as the Old Moon or the Moon After Yule. There is a great deal of variation in the moon names around the world, but it is likely that the link between January and the wolf stems from the Scottish Gaelic term Faoilleach and it was later mistakenly attributed to local tribes. Other tribes had different names for the moons. Since the lunar month is roughly 29.53 days long on the average, the full moon dates shift from year to year. The wolf knows a large variety of possibilities to express itself, one of them is sound. His familiar howling is meanly mend to communicate over longer distances. Depending on the circumstances, wolves can hear the howling over a distance of six till ten km’s. What is there more beautiful than to cry to the moon? *sniff*