Full Moon Bonfire
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
On the beach between Boardwalks 1 and 2
Sunset – 8:28 pm
Moonrise – 8:57 pm
High Tide – 9:05 pm
Full Buck Moon
It will likely be a warm evening but it is still a great 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 canceled 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 pm. The later sunset means no longer a conflict with dinner hour but we still have time to enjoy the evening.
The actual full moon is Wednesday afternoon, July 13, 2022, at 2:38 p.m. EDT. Since this is less than 10 hours after perigee, this will be a supermoon. The Moon will appear full for about three days, from early Tuesday morning through early Friday morning.
Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar:
- Thursday, August 11
- Saturday, September 10
- Sunday, October 9
There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone,
so invite a friend or bring your house guests.
The International Space Station will be flying over Fort Sumter beginning at 9:52pm. It will appear at 10° above WSW and go to 10° above NNE, reaching a maximum height at 41°. This means if the sky is clear, we will be able see the Space Station as our time at the fire nears the end.
How the July Full Moon got its name:
Per Old Farmers Almanac:
July: Full Buck Moon – At this time, a buck’s (male deer’s) antlers are in full growth mode. Other names: • Berry Moon • Feather Moulting Moon • Halfway Summer Moon • Month of the Ripe Corn Moon • Moon When the Chokecherries are Ripe • Raspberry Moon • Salmon Moon • Thunder Moon
This site also says the Cherokee Indians called it the Ripe Corn Moon and the English Medieval name was the Mead Moon. Another says the Chinese call it Hungry Ghost Moon.
-Submitted by Judy Morr
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