Sunday, October 13, 2019
Sunset – 6:50 pm
Moonrise – 7:08 pm
High Tide – 8:59 pm
Full Hunter’s MoonLet’s celebrate the onset of cooler weather with a bonfire on the beach shared with friends. We will start the bonfire near sunset on Sunday October 13 and it 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. Please note, all that debris from Dorian is not yet ready for the bonfire so bring aged wood instead.
Put these dates for future Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar:
Tuesday, November 12
Thursday, December 12
Friday, January 10
There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.
The International Space Station is scheduled for a Fly-by at 7:14 pm so hopefully the timing will allow for a wave to our astronauts.
Among the “National Holidays” listed for Sunday (https://nationaltoday.com/october-holidays/) is “National M&M day”. Monday is Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day…all good reasons to celebrate.
How the Full Moon got its name
Per Old Farmers Almanac (https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-names):
October: Full Hunter’s Moon or Full Harvest Moon – This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright Moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead.
Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.
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 Harvest Moon and the English Medieval name was Blood Moon.
Another web site (https://www.space.com/16830-full-moon-calendar.html) says the Chinese call it Kindly Moon.
-Submitted by Judy Morr