Full Moon Bonfire
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Sunset – 5:21 pm
Moonrise – 5:46 pm
High Tide – 8:06 pm
Full Beaver Moon
The weather forecast is for a brisk evening, perfect for a bonfire on the beach shared with friends. We will start the bonfire near sunset and it will need to be out by 10:00 pm. The bonfire will be located 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. Please note, all that debris from Dorian is not yet ready for the bonfire so bring aged wood instead.
People ask if the bonfire will be held if it’s cold or rainy. If the weather is so cold (i.e. below 40 degrees) or rain is threatening, the bonfire will be cancelled as no one would be comfortable attending.
Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar:
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Friday, January 10, 2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020
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):
November: Full Beaver Moon – This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty 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 Trading Moon and the English Medieval name was Snow Moon.
Another web site (https://www.space.com/16830-full-moon-calendar.html) says the Chinese call it White Moon.
-Submitted by Judy Morr