Sunset – 7:10 pm
Moonrise – 7:02 pm
~ Full Harvest Moon ~
Supermoon with Lunar Eclipse (10:11 pm EDT – 11:23 pm)
We had another good crowd for our August Full Moon bonfire. Let’s do it again while the fire will primarily be for atmosphere (and possibly grilling marshmallows). Since turtle nesting season is over, the bonfire may continue after 10:00pm.Come on down for a time of visiting and enjoying the beauty of Seabrook Island at night. We’ll gather just north of Boardwalk 1.To keep things simple, each person brings what they want: food, drinks, chairs and a stick of firewood for a big bonfire. Nothing will be provided but a beautiful beach, a bonfire and, hopefully, a full moon.
The super moon with a Lunar Eclipse is the first in 32 years and it will be 18 years until we have another. The super moon, or a perigee full moon, means that the moon will seem 14 percent bigger, 30 percent brighter and fuller than usual. It happens because the moon will be at its closest point in its orbit around the Earth. Add to that a full lunar eclipse and we could have quite a show. Unfortunately, it will also mean higher than normal tides with a 6.99 foot high tide expected.
Spaceweather.com indicates a “flyby” of the Hubble Telescope will be “visible” at 7:31pm. Given the full moon and proximity to sunset, it’s visibility is questionable.
Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar:
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (Costumes will be optional for this month)
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 – We’ll start the Thanksgiving weekend with a gathering time on the beach.
Friday, December 25, 2015 – We’ll need to celebrate on another date to be determined.
There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.
How the Full Moon got its name (per Farmers Almanac)
Full Corn Moon or Full Harvest Moon – September This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested. Most often, the September full moon is actually the Harvest Moon, which is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering.
I found another web site (http://newsclipper.hubpages.com/hub/The-Moon-Facts-Trivia-and-Folklore) This site also says the Cherokee Indians called it the Nut Moon and the English Medieval name was Barley Moon.
Submitted by Judy Morr