The native Americans named it for the hungry wolves that would howl outside their villages on the bitterly cold January nights.
Perigee means that the moon is closer to the Earth than at any other time in the year.
And as an added bonus we got to see Mars. I got far too excited about it, but it isn’t often we get to see our next door neighbour so clearly in the sky is it?
While I’m here can I direct you to this excellent post “The ten most annoying things authors do."