Friday's full moon.
I can't say I've ever been a star gazer or particularly looked at the night sky, so it must be Mick's influence that encouraged Daniel to study Physics with Astrophysics at university.
I'm going to change my ways this year though. My lovely friend, Maggie, from BlackCountry Wench blog gifted me The Almanac as part of my Christmas gift and it's so interesting. I'm going to read it month by month so that I know what I can expect to see at each particular time of the year. It covers subjects such as The Moon, Nature, The Kitchen, The Sea, and Songbirds, among other things.
'January's moon has several old names: Wolf Moon, from the time wolves howled particularly loudly to their packs through January nights; Stay Home Moon, a sensible idea in the cold and the frost and with all those wolves about; and Moon after Yule, which was given to the first full moon after the winter solstice.'
I've never heard of Stay Home Moon before but I think I like this name best of all and I shall take it at its word.