Full Moon Bonfire – Sunday, March 12

Full Moon Bonfire
Sunday March 12, 2017
Sunset – 7:26 pm
Moonrise – 7:40 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 9:26 pm
~ Full Worm Moon ~

The February bonfire was another great time with friends and neighbors. This month’s evening should be a little warmer but the fire will still feel good. 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 March, we’ll meet again near the beach end of Boardwalk 1. It will be the first day of Daylight Savings Time so sunset and moonrise will be a little later as shown above.

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:

Tuesday, April 11
WednesdayMay 10
ThursdayJune 8 (actual full moon is Friday morning but we’ll celebrate early)

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)

March: Full Worm Moon – At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins. (Judy’s thoughts: I think our robins have left us so these Indians must have lived further north)

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 Windy Moon and the English Medieval name was Chaste Moon.

(Photo credit: flickr)

-Submitted by Judy Morr

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