Monday, January 20, 2014

Bus Stop Chit Chat Can Be Informative

Picture is from my sweatshirt--Didn't think to get a picture of the moon I saw (forgot I had my camera with me)
While chatting with a guy at the bus stop last week, I mentioned that the moon was still out.  It was a bright, full moon and I was admiring it.  He said it was called a "wolf" moon.  I didn't know what he was talking about and told him I didn't know that.  He said every month there is a different name for the moon.  He went on to mention some of them but couldn't remember them all.

I thought it was very interesting so googled it and sure enough, I found a list of moon names which apparently date back to Native Americans of the northern and eastern United States.  Here is the Farmers Almanac's list of the full Moon names:

January - Wolf Moon (He was right!)
February - Snow Moon
March - Worm Moon, or Crow Moon or Sap Moon
April - Pink Moon or Grass Moon
May - Flower Moon
June - Strawberry Moon
July - Buck Moon or Thunder Moon or Hay Moon
August - Sturgeon or Red Moon
September - Harvest or Corn Moon (I have heard of the Harvest Moon before)
October - Hunter's Moon or Harvest Moon
November - Beaver Moon
December - Cold Moon or Long Nights Moon
I found this information at

Did you know all these different moon names before?

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Cathy said...

I haven't even heard of most of those, but that's pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Lin said...

Never heard that before! I think I would like to see the Pink moon...or the worm moon.

BeadedTail said...

I didn't know that either so I learned something knew today too!

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

I had no clue about that either, he sounds like a clever guy!

I hope you're having a fun day,

Your pal Snoopy :)

Karen, author of MY FUNNY DAD, HARRY said...

I think they all look like full moons but are named for different months based on stuff that happens during that month, so the "pink" moon wouldn't be pink.

Glad you all found this interesting too like I did!

Sandee said...

I didn't know this, but I do know. Thanks.

Have a fabulous day. Scritches to the babies. ☺

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