Full Moon Bonfire Canceled
Monday, January 17, 2022
Sunset – 5:38 pm
Moonrise – 5:22 pm
High Tide – 8:06 pm
Full Wolf Moon
Rain and wind canceled our bonfire for December. Unfortunately, the forecast for Monday evening is temperature in the low 40s with 20 to 30 mile per hour winds. This wouldn’t make for a pleasant evening on the beach so we are canceling the event early. Hopefully, February will have better weather.
Below is all of the exciting information I would have put in the announcement email. Have a great MLK holiday.
Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar:
Thursday, February 17
Friday, March 18
Saturday, April 16 (Easter weekend)
There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.
How the Full Wolf Moon Got Its Name
Per Old Farmers’ Almanac (https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-names):
January: Wolf Moon
The howling of wolves was often heard at this time of year. It was traditionally thought that wolves howled due to hunger, but we now know that wolves use howls to define territory, locate pack members, reinforce social bonds, and gather for hunting. It is possible that European settlers may have used the term “Wolf Moon” even before they came to North America.
Other names are:
Center Moon, from the Assiniboine people, because it was the middle of the winter season.
Cold Moon and Frost Exploding Moon (Cree) refer to the frigid temperatures of this season.
Freeze Up Moon (Algonquin)
Severe Moon or Hard Moon (Dakota) refer to the extreme cold and hard times of this season, as well as the fact that the snow sometimes develops a hard crust.
Canada Goose Moon (Tlingit)
Great Moon (Cree)
Greetings Moon (Western Abenaki), Spirit Moon (Ojibwe).
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 Cold Moon and the English Medieval name was the Wolf Moon.
Another web site (https://www.space.com/16830-full-moon-calendar.html) says the Chinese call it Holiday Moon.
I found a new site (http://americanindian.net/moons.html with more names and I’ll share a few of the fun ones:
Apache: January – Time of Flying Ants
Cree: January – When the Old Fellow Spreads the Brush
Hopi: January – Paamuya – Month of Life at Its Height
Kalapuya: January – Atalka – stay inside
Muscokee (Creek): January – Rv’fo Cusee – Winter’s Younger Brother
-Submitted by Judy Morr
(Image credit: https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-january)