Full Moon Bonfire
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Sunset – 8:32 pm
Moonrise – 8:59 pm
High Tide (Rockville) – 9:32 pm
~ Full Strawberry Moon ~
Get an early start to the July 4th celebrations with a beautiful bonfire on the beach with friends and neighbors. The bonfire will be near the end of Boardwalk 1 but the exact location won’t be known until that night when we know where is a safe distance from all Turtle nests. I’m sure there will be a good location somewhere on our growing beach that is near Boardwalk 1. Since it is Turtle Season, the bonfire will be out by 10:00 pm.
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:
- Friday, July 27 (Bonfire to be held Saturday, July 28)
- Sunday, August 26
- Monday, September 24
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):
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 another web site (http://newsclipper.hubpages.com/hub/The-Moon-Facts-Trivia-and-Folklore) This site also says the Cherokee Indians called it the Green Corn Moon and the English Medieval name was Dyan Moon.
I recently received an email from Coastal Expeditions that included this interesting description of June full moon names….”The June full moon is most often called the Strawberry Moon because it signaled to Algonquin Native Americans that strawberries were ready to be harvested. Other names for this moon are the Rose Moon (in Europe), the Honey Moon and the Hot Moon. In the Lowcountry, the Hot Moon may be the best name, but we particularly like Honey Moon. The June full moon hangs really low in the sky, just above the horizon. As you look through the heavy, humid air at its sunken position, this moon takes on a characteristic amber hue, hence the Honey Moon or Mead Moon.”
–Submitted by Judy Morr
(Image credit: yahoo.com)