February’s full moon boasts several common names:
- Snow Moon: This name references the snowfall often associated with February.
- Hunger Moon: Similar to the Wolf Moon, this name acknowledges the scarcity of food for animals during winter, especially in harsher climates.
- Ice Moon: This name highlights the icy grip of winter and the frozen bodies of water.
- Quickening Moon: This name, less common, signifies the subtle stirring of life beneath the winter’s stillness.
These varied names offer a glimpse into the observations and experiences of past societies, connecting lunar cycles to the natural world and its rhythms.