First full Moon of 2021
The first Full Moon of the year, which is known as the Wolf Moon, will occur on Thursday, January 28.
The Full Moon is the most spectacular Moon phase when the entire face of the Moon is lit up.
Some of the Moon’s features can be seen with the naked eye. Its landscape is largely covered by craters, but like Earth there are also mountain ridges and plains. The dark patches are plains of basalt – similar to the rock that the Giant’s Causeway is made of. They are hardened pools of lava, ejected from the Moon’s molten core by the impact of giant asteroids a long time ago.