Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Who took the February Full Moon??

Because the full moon cycle is 29 1/2 days, there are times that February doesn't have a full moon; this is one of those times.  The next full moon will happen late tomorrow night/early Friday morning, depending on where you are.  If there had been a full moon in February, it would have been called The Full Snow Moon.  It doesn't take a lot of imagination to figure out that name.

That said, it was still a lovely moon this evening, when we were driving home from Steph and Dan's house...

The full moon that will happen tomorrow night will be The Worm Moon.  Any guesses why?  Nothing mysterious or symbolic - March generally brings about spring thaws, and the ground that has been frozen for the last few months, begins to soften; roots start to push their way up, the soil loosens up, and... the earthworms once again start to appear.

It is also the last full moon of the winter season.  Once the earthworms start to appear, the robins come back, and (as we all know) that signifies the start of spring!  Not matter what that big rodent said on February 2nd.  ;-)

Twenty-one days to the Vernal Equinox.

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