CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- The first Full Moon of 2017 will occur tonight on Thursday, January 12, 2017, beginning with a moonrise over the Atlantic at 6:18 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (with a few minutes of variation depending on your exact location).
The Full Moon will technically be 99.8% full at 12:13 a.m. before it sets the following Friday morning at 8:03 a.m. A Full Moon in January has seasonal names such as a "Wolf's Moon" or "Old Moon."
For those planning a moonlit stroll along the beach on the U.S. East Coast, this Full Moon brings along with it a 3'9" Atlantic Ocean high tide that will occur around 7:33 p.m. (with a slight time and height variation depending on your exact location). A very low tide will occur at 12:55 a.m. Friday morning.
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