Full Moon Bonfire – May 18

Full moon flickr Mar 2017Full Moon Bonfire
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Sunset – 8:13 pm
Moonrise – 8:09 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 9:07 pm
~ Full Flower Moon ~

Spring is here and the evenings are enjoyable with a slight chill still in the air. We will start the bonfire near sunset and will need to be out by 10:00 pm. The bonfire will be between Boardwalks 1 and 2.

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:

Monday, June 17, 2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019

There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.

-Submitted by Judy Morr

How the Full Flower Moon got its name 

Per Old Farmers Almanac (https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-names):

Full Flower Moon – In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time of year. Thus, the name of this moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.

On another web site (http://newsclipper.hubpages.com/hub/The-Moon-Facts-Trivia-and-Folklore) it says the Cherokee Indians called it the Planting Moon and the English Medieval name was Hare Moon.

Another web site (https://www.space.com/16830-full-moon-calendar.html) says the Chinese call it Dragon Moon.

-Submitted by Judy Morr