Full Moon Bonfire – Tuesday, June 14

Full Moon Bonfire
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
On the beach between Boardwalks 1 and 2
Sunset – 8:28 pm
Moonrise – 9:10 pm
High Tide – 9:16 pm
Full Strawberry Moon

The shortest day of the year will be here soon, but we still have a brief time for a fire on the beach with family and friends. 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 rainy…the bonfire will be cancelled if it is raining, or rain is threatening as few would be comfortable attending. By terms of the permit, the fire needs to be out no later than 10. The later sunset means no longer a conflict with dinner hour, but we still have time to enjoy the evening.

There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.

June’s full Moon will be the second supermoon of 2022! The full Moon will appear big and bright this month as long as we enjoy dark, clear night skies. The common definition of a supermoon is any full Moon that is at a distance of at least 90% of perigee (which is the point at which the Moon is closest to Earth). June’s full Moon stands at 222,238.4 miles (357,658 km) away—comfortably within that cut-off point.

Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar: 

  • Wednesday, July 13
  • Thursday, August 11
  • Saturday, September 10

How the June Full Moon got its name:

  • Per Old Farmer’s Almanac, the June full moon is the Strawberry Moon. This was the time to gather ripening strawberries in what is now the northeastern United States. Other names: • Berries Ripen Moon • Birth Moon • Blooming Moon • Egg Laying Moon • Hatching Moon • Green Corn Moon • Hot Moon • Hoer Moon.
  • Hubpages.com says the Cherokee Indians called it the Green Corn Moon and the English Medieval name was the Dyan Moon.  
  • Space.com adds that the Chinese call it Lotus Moon. 

-Submitted by Judy Morr

(Image credit: Scotsman.com)