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Skies should clear enough tonight to reveal a bright moon, which reached official fullness at 12:45 a.m. this morning. February's full moon comes with a passel of folk names, all evocative of winter's danger and deprivation. Some of our ancestors called it the Snow Moon, which makes sense given February's history of big snowfalls. Others knew it as the Wolf Moon, a frightening suggestion of predators circling our settlements in the moonlight. For many whose winter stores were dwindling, it was the Hunger Moon.


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