Sunday, May 26, 2013

Full Moon Names and Their Meanings

harvest moon
Harvest Moon - Wikimedia Commons

Full Flower Moon over Plano, Tx
photo by theLibraryLander family
Ever wonder about all the odd names that American Indians and farmers use to refer to the various full moons during the year? Well, it's all explained by the Farmers' Almanac on their website. Now we can all know the Full Wolf Moon occurs in January when wolves would howl hungrily near Indian villages. And that the Full Flower Moon occurs in May when flowers are blooming everywhere. Check out the Farmers' Almanac website for each of the meanings. I guess the moon rates extra attention because of its changing phases. The sun is always bright - no phases for the one we all orbit!
Full Wolf Moon – January
Full Snow Moon – February
Full Worm Moon – March
Full Pink Moon – April
Full Flower Moon – May
Full Strawberry Moon – June
The Full Buck Moon – July
Full Sturgeon Moon – August
Full Corn Moon or Full Harvest Moon – September
Full Hunter’s Moon or Full Harvest Moon – October
Full Beaver Moon – November
The Full Cold Moon, or Full Long Nights Moon – December

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