Full Moon Bonfire
Monday, June 17, 2019
Sunset – 8:30 pm
Moonrise – 8:57 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 9:31 pm
~ Full Strawberry Moon ~
Summer has arrived with a flourish but a bonfire on the beach shared with friends still makes for an enjoyable evening. We will start the bonfire near sunset and will need to be out by 10:00. The bonfire will be between Boardwalk 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:
Tuesday, July 16
Thursday, August 15
Saturday, September 14
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):
Full Strawberry Moon – June This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry!
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.
Another web site (https://www.space.com/16830-full-moon-calendar.html) says the Chinese call it Lotus Moon.
-Submitted by Judy Morr