Full Moon Bonfire – Wednesday, September 6 at Boardwalk 1

Full Moon Bonfire:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Sunset – 7:37 pm
Moonrise – 8:08 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 9:20 pm
~ Full Corn Moon ~

The August 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 September, we’ll meet again near the beach end of Boardwalk 1. Since it is still 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.

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

Thursday, October 5
Sunday, November 5 (Change of bonfire date due to conflict on November 4 with Kiawah Island Arts Council event)
Sunday, December 3

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 Corn Moon – The September full Moon is usually known as the Full Corn Moon because it traditionally corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon because this is the time to harvest and thresh ripened barley. Often, the September Moon is also called the Harvest Moon, but this year the Harvest Moon occurs in October. The Harvest Moon is the Moon that falls nearest the autumnal equinox; this full Moon provides the most light at the time when it’s needed most—to complete the harvest!

Some other traditional September Full Moon names used by Native Americans include:

“Moon When the Plums Are Scarlet” by the Lakota Sioux Native Americans.
“Moon When the Deer Paw the Earth” by the Omaha Native Americans.
“Moon When the Calves Grow Hair” by the Sioux Native Americans

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

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Submitted by Judy Morr

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