Full Moon Bonfire
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Sunset – 8:05 pm
Moonrise – 8:31 pm
High Tide – 9:21 pm
~ Full Sturgeon 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:
Saturday, September 14
Sunday, October 13
Tuesday, November 12
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 the Old Farmers Almanac (https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-names):
Full Sturgeon Moon – August
The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain 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 Fruit Moon and the English Medieval name was Corn Moon.
Another web site (https://www.space.com/16830-full-moon-calendar.html) says the Chinese call it Harvest Moon.
-Submitted by Judy Morr