Full Moon Bonfire – Tuesday, April 11

Moonrise at the February 2017 bonfire

Full Moon Bonfire
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Sunset – 7:48 pm
Moonrise – 8:20 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 9:40 pm
~ Full Pink Moon ~
The March bonfire was a brisk evening but 12 hardy souls had a great time with friends and neighbors around a roaring fire. This month’s evening should be a little warmer but the fire will still feel good. The extended forecast currently looks like a perfect night for a bonfire. 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 April, we’ll meet again near the beach end of Boardwalk 1. It’s Spring Break for many so bring your house guests to impress them with the wonders of Seabrook Island.

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:

Wednesday, May 10
Thursday, June 8 (actual full moon is Friday morning but we’ll celebrate early)
Sunday, July 9

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)

April – Full Pink Moon: This full Moon heralded the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.

I found another website to explore.  This site says the Cherokee Indians called it the Flower Moon and the English Medieval name was Seed Moon.

(Photo credit: Mary Fleck)

-Submitted by Judy Morr

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