Full Moon Bonfire, Mon., Aug.7 at Boardwalk 1

Full Moon Bonfire
Monday August 7, 2017
Sunset – 8:12 pm
Moonrise – 8:16 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 9:11 pm
~ Full Sturgeon Moon ~

The July bonfire was another great time with friends and neighbors sharing a nice fire with the moon appearing through the clouds 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 August, we’ll meet again near the beach end of Boardwalk 1. Since it is turtle nesting season, the fire will be out by 10pm. Thanks to Glen Cox for the picture from July.

Full moon July 2017 - Glen Cox 2

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:

Wednesday, September 6
Thursday, October 5
Saturday, November 4

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)

Full Sturgeon Moon – August-The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.

Different tribes had different Moon name preferences. Other examples for August are: Wheat Cut Moon (San Ildefonso and San Juan), “Moon When All Things Ripen” (Dakotah Sioux) or “Blueberry Moon” (Ojibway).

I found another web site:  (http://newsclipper.hubpages.com/hub/The-Moon-Facts-Trivia-and-Folklore) The site also says the Cherokee Indians called it the Fruit Moon and the English Medieval name was Corn Moon.

-Submitted by Judy Morr

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