End of the Eclipse
S C Bachus
With a full moon on both the 2nd and 31st, January 2018 was a rare blue moon month. Subject to a full eclipse, this image shows the moon setting behind the Golden Gate with just a small remaining penumbra. A bit of lunar trivia indicates that mating season for wolves typically occurs in February, and they begin howling at the moon to court prospective mates in January. For this reason, Native Americans referred to the January full moon as the "Wolf Moon". The wolves got lucky in January 2018 with two Wolf moons, giving our lupine friends a second shot at courtship as the month ended.