Friday February 10, 2017
Sunset – 6:02 pm
Moonrise – 5:55 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 8:02 pm
~ Full Snow Moon ~
The January moon rise and full moon bonfire were spectacular! Hopefully the extended forecast of good weather holds true. 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 February, 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:
Sunday, March 12
Tuesday, April 11
Wednesday, May 10
There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.
Fun Facts about February
According to the website :(http://www.ducksters.com/history/februaryinhistory.php)
- It is the shortest month of the year.
- The Welsh call February “y mis bach” which means “little month”.
- It is the third month of winter.
- In the Southern Hemisphere February is a summer month the equivalent of August.
- The month is named for the Latin word februum which means purification.
- Together with January, it was the last of the months added to the Roman calendar.
- The largest American sporting event of the year, the Super Bowl, is held in February.
- The Saxon term for the month, Sol-monath, means “cake month”. This is because they offered cakes to the gods during this month.
- February – Full Snow Moon – Usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some Native American tribes this was the Hunger Moon.
I found another website: (http://newsclipper.hubpages.com/hub/The-Moon-Facts-Trivia-and-Folklore) This site says the Cherokee Indians called it the Bony Moon and the English Medieval name was Storm Moon.
-Submitted by Judy Morr