Sunday, February 5, 2012

Almost A Full Moon

I took this picture of the moon last night. The next full moon will fall on February 7th this year and goes by different names. It is often called the Wolf Moon, Snow Moon or Hunger Moon. Usually the heaviest snowfalls occur during the month of February which made hunting very difficult for early natives, and so to some tribes, this was the Full Hunger Moon.  

The February full moon was called the Snow-blinding Moon by the Micmac people in eastern Canada. It was the Wind Moon to the San Ildefonso of the Southwest. And it was the Blackbear Moon to the Kutenai of the Northwest.

About once every 19 years, February has no full moon at all. In 7 out of every 19 years, two full moons will fall in the same calendar month. The second of the month’s two full moons is referred to as a Blue Moon. The next Blue Moon will take place on August 31, 2012.


Seeing an "almost" full moon hanging in the sky
always brings to my mind
Hawksley Workman's song, 
"Almost A Full Moon."

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