Full Moon Bonfire
Thursday, June 8, 2017
(Yes, we’re celebrating a day before the actual full moon)
Sunset – 8:27 pm
Moonrise – 7:43 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 8:46 pm
~ Full Strawberry Moon ~
The May bonfire was another great time with friends and neighbors sharing a nice fire with the moon appearing over the ocean. 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 June, we’ll meet again near the beach end of Boardwalk 1. Since it is now 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:
Sunday, July 9
Monday, August 7
Wednesday, September 6
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)
June – Full Strawberry Moon: The Algonquin tribes knew this Moon as a time to gather ripening strawberries. It is also known as the Rose Moon and the Hot Moon.
I found a new website (http://newsclipper.hubpages.com/hub/The-Moon-Facts-Trivia-and-Folklore). It says the Cherokee Indians called it the Green Corn Moon and the English Medieval name was Dyan Moon.
-Submitted by Judy Morr