Full Moon Bonfire – Tuesday, July 16 – Boardwalk 1

Full Moon Bonfire
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Sunset – 8:28 pm
Moonrise – 8:32 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 9:04 pm
~ Full Buck Moon ~

It’s the peak of the summer heat 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:

Thursday, August 15
Saturday, September 14
Sunday, October 13

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):

The 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 web site (http://newsclipper.hubpages.com/hub/The-Moon-Facts-Trivia-and-Folklore) This site also says the Cherokee Indians called it the Ripe Corn Moon and the English Medieval name was Mead Moon.

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

-Submitted by Judy Morr

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