How did the Wolf Moon get its name? Legends speak of winter nights echoing with the howls of wolves, and while science may not directly link these howls to the moon, discover the fascinating nocturnal activities of these creatures. From marking territory to coordinating hunts, wolves have a unique way of communicating during the winter months. Learn about the origins of the Wolf Moon name, popularized by the Old Farmer's Almanac since 1792, and its significance to the Assiniboine people of the Northern Great Plains.