Full Moon Bonfire
Monday, March 9, 2020
Sunset – 7:24 pm
Moonrise – 7:33 pm
High Tide – 9:11 pm
Full Worm Moon
The time change this weekend creates a later start time for the bonfire. The forecast is for a warmer evening but still cool enough for a great bonfire on the beach with friends and neighbors. We will start the bonfire near sunset and it will need to be out by 10:00 pm. 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.
People ask if the bonfire will be held if it’s cold or rainy. If the weather is so cold (i.e. below 40) 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:
Tuesday, April 7
Thursday, May 7
Saturday, June 6 (Full moon is actually June 5)
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):
March: Full Worm Moon – As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.
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 Windy Moon and the English Medieval name was also the Chaste Moon.
Another web site (https://www.space.com/16830-full-moon-calendar.html) says the Chinese call it Sleepy Moon.
-Submitted bu Judy More