In pictures: Clear skies across UK provide fine views of Wolf Moon

January full moon traditionally called Wolf Moon by native North Americans

Pa Reporters
Monday 17 January 2022 23:18
<p>First full moon of 2022</p>

First full moon of 2022

Skygazers across the UK are enjoying the first full moon of 2022 – also known as the Wolf Moon.

The January full moon is traditionally called the Wolf Moon by native North Americans because wolves can be heard howling at the moon more at this time of year.

It was believed that wolves howled more during the winter due to hunger.

The moon rises above a tower block in Portsmouth

The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth

The Church of St Mary in Castro in the grounds of Dover Castle, Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

The Church of St Mary in Castro in the grounds of Dover Castle, Kent

The moon appears behind houses in Bristol

Clear skies across the UK helped the scene

Cable cars pass in front of the moon as they cross the River Thames

A plane flies past the moon over London

Balmoral Clock in Edinburgh

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