New Year's hug, anyone? The first full moon of 2018 illuminates the skies in caring Cancer at 9:24 p.m. EST on January 1. This lunation is especially potent, as it's the first of TWO full moons to fall in the same month. Both full moons are powerful supermoons, meaning la luna will appear about 30 percent larger and brighter than usual.
According to the Farmer's Almanac, the full moon in January is known by some Native American tribes as the Full Wolf Moon, since it falls during the darkest part of winter when hungry wolves could be heard howling outside of villages. In other cultures, this full moon is also known as the Old Moon, Ice Moon, Snow Moon, and the Moon that follows Yule.