Full Moon Bonfire
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Sunset 7:52 pm
Moonrise 8:16 pm
High Tide (Rockville) 9:22 pm
~ Full Sturgeon Moon ~
Come celebrate the last full moon of summer 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.
If you want to test your lunar smarts, take this quiz. I have to admit, I didn’t get a passing grade.
Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar:
Monday, September 24
Wednesday, October 24
Friday, November 23
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:
August: Full Sturgeon Moon – Some Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Others called it the Green Corn Moon.
I found another website. This site also says the Cherokee Indians called it the Fruit Moon and the English Medieval name was Corn Moon. Another website says the Chinese call it Harvest Moon.
-Submitted by Judy Morr