After already being in the Full Moon phase since Wednesday, the 24th, the moon begins the longest lunar phase of the year.

According to the TimeAndDate website the Moon will take eight days, five hours and 24 minutes to transition to the third quarter phase - when it usually takes 7.4 days to complete this transition.

As for the name, Wolf Moon, it is given in the USA due to the more frequent howls of these animals during this period, when they communicate with other members of their species to reproduce.