Thursday, May 22, 2008

Did you know each full moon has a name?

Here is a listing of this years remaining full moon along with their dates.

May 19, 9:11 p.m. EDT — Full Flower Moon:
Named for the May Flowers

Since May’s full moon comes so late it appears to be smaller than most.
It appears to be 12.3 percent
smaller than the full moon on Dec. 12th

Jun. 18, 1:30 p.m. EDT — Full Strawberry Moon:
Named by Native American.
Europeans called it the Rose Moon.

Jul. 18, 3:59 a.m. EDT — Full Buck Moon:
Named for the season when buck deer grow new antlers .

Aug. 16, 5:16 p.m. EDT — Full Sturgeon Moon:
Named for the when the fish of the Great Lakes are easiest to catch.

Sept. 15, 5:13 a.m. EDT — Full Harvest Moon:
Traditionally, this is the full moon that occurs closest to the Fall Equinox.
The Harvest Moon usually comes in at the peak of the harvest.
Farmers can work into the night by the light of this moon.

Oct. 14, 4:02 p.m. EDT — Full Hunters' Moon:
With the leaves falling, it is time to hunt for the thanksgiving banquet after the harvest.

Nov. 13, 1:17 a.m. EST — Full Beaver Moon:
Time to set beaver traps before the freeze.

Dec. 12, 11:37 a.m. EST — Full Cold Moon:
In this first real month the of the winters cold.

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