Full Moon Bonfire
Thursday January 12, 2017
Sunset – 5:35 pm
Moonrise – 6:08 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 8:18 pm
~ Full Wolf Moon ~
Unfortunately our December Full Moon Bonfire was rained out but the extended forecast looks promising for this month. Come join your friends and neighbors for an enjoyable evening on the beach with a warm fire and hopefully another beautiful moon rise out of the ocean. For January, we’ll meet again near the beach end of Boardwalk 1.
To keep things simple, each person brings what you 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. As a reminder, bring aged firewood as the remains from Matthew are not yet ready to burn even though we’d all like to reduce our piles.
Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar:
Friday, February 10
Sunday, March 12
Tuesday, April 11
There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.
In looking for some interesting trivia for January, I found that January 12 is “Feast Of Fabulous Wild Men!” The site (http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/weird_january_holidays.html#.WG_yCvkrI2x) said you should “Ogle and whistle at all the hunks you come across! Just act wild and ask all your friends to do the same.” Seems like something fun we could add to our bonfire to celebrate the day in a unique manner!
How the Full Moon got its name (per Farmers Almanac)
January – Full Wolf Moon – This full Moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.
I found another web site (http://newsclipper.hubpages.com/hub/The-Moon-Facts-Trivia-and-Folklore) This site says the Cherokee Indians called it the Cold Moon and the English Medieval name was Wolf Moon.
Website (to link to, if applicable): http://seabrookislandbirdersdotorg.wordpress.com