Since it’s forecasted (forecasted? is this a word?) to rain the rest of the week end, including tomorrow night, the night of the true full moon, I thought I’d grab some very-close-to-full-moon shots tonight while we have a semi clear night and can actually see the moon. (WOW! That sentence was 341 words long! Jane Austen I ain’t!)
You can even see Mars in a couple of shots too! I guess this is the brightest Mars has been in a decade.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac says: “The early Native Americans did not record time by using the months of the Julian or Gregorian calendar. Many tribes kept track of time by observing the seasons and lunar months, although there was much variability. A full Moon name used by one tribe might differ from one used by another tribe for the same time period, or be the same name but represent a different time period. The name itself was often a description relating to a particular activity/event that usually occurred during that time in their location.”
This is the Full Flower moon. It’s also called The Corn Planting Moon (Corn planting? In May? HA!) or, my favorite, The Milk Moon.
Supposedly the May Moon “marked a time of increasing fertility with temperatures warm enough for safely bearing young, a near end to late frosts, and plants in bloom.”
Hmmmm. Increasing fertility? I’d better be on the look out for some roving fertile males!