Full Moon Bonfire – Wednesday, May 10 at Boardwalk 1

Moonrise at the February 2017 bonfire

Full Moon Bonfire
Wednesday May 10, 2017
Sunset – 8:09 pm
Moonrise – 8:02 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 9:13 pm
~ Full Flower Moon ~

The April bonfire may have been the best yet with over 110 people having a great time with friends and neighbors around a roaring fire. 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 May, we’ll meet again near the beach end of Boardwalk 1. Since it is now officially turtle nesting season, the fire will be out by 10pm.

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:

Thursday, June 8 (actual full moon is Friday morning but we’ll celebrate early)
Sunday, July 9
Monday, August 7

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)

May – Full Flower Moon: Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.

I found another website.  This site says the Cherokee Indians called it the Planting Moon and the English Medieval name was Hare Moon.

(Photo by Mary B. Fleck)

-Sumbitted by Judy Morr

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