Full Moon Bonfire – July 9

Sunday, July 9 at Boardwalk 1
Sunset – 8:31 pm
Moonrise – 8:54 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 9:38 pm
~ Full Buck Moon ~

The June bonfire was another great time with friends and neighbors sharing a nice fire with the moon appearing over the ocean. The fire was extinquished just in time as while gear was being packed up, a turtle came out of the ocean to lay a nest. Unfortunately, she ran in to the myrtles and didn’t lay at that time but what a treat. 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 July, we’ll meet again near the beach end of Boardwalk 1. Since it is 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.

Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar:

Monday, August 7
Wednesday, September 6
Thursday, October 5

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)

July: Full Buck Moon -At this time, a buck’s antlers are in full growth mode. This full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month. (Hopefully we will not have one this night)

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 Ripe Corn Moon and the English Medieval name was Mead Moon.

-Submitted by Judy Morr

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