Full Pink Moon –
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Sunset – 8:00 pm
Moonrise – 7:47 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 9:06 pm
We had a great turn out and a good full moon for our Blue Moon during Spring Break. Now it’s time to get together with friends and neighbors again around a nice fire. Does anyone else find it interesting the Blue Moon was followed by the Pink Moon?
To keep things simple, each person brings what they 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:
Tuesday, May 29
Thursday, June 28
Friday, July 27 (Bonfire to be held Saturday, July 28)
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 Old Farmers Almanac (https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-names):
April: Full Pink Moon – This full Moon heralded the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.
From Farmers Almanac (https://www.farmersalmanac.com/full-moon-names/):
Full Pink Moon – April This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.
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 Flower Moon and the English Medieval name was Seed Moon.
-Submitted by Judy Morr