It may be officially a day late but we can still celebrate the full moon 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:
Sunday, August 26
Monday, September 24
Wednesday, October 24
There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.
Note: You may have heard there was an eclipse for this full moon. Unfortunately, that eclipse is visible only between Australia and Africa.
How the Full Moon got its name
Per Old Farmers Almanac:
July: Full Buck Moon – July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon.
I found another website. This site also says the Cherokee Indians called it the Ripe Corn Moon and the English Medieval name was Mead Moon.
-Submitted by Judy Morr