Thursday, February 28, 2013

Snow Moon Setting 3/26

This was Tuesday Feb. 26 at Sunrise. I live on a hill, so standing on my front lawn, looking left- East I could see this beautiful sunrise and turning right- West I could see the Great Snow Moon setting, it was really pretty cool.  It was very bright for a setting moon and although no snow on the ground in the AM by evening we had a few inches again.  Everything was tucked back in a blanket of white.

 Some descriptions of this months full moon are as follows:

            • Full Snow Moon – February Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.

                 February: The Snow Moon
Snow piles even higher in February, giving this moon its most common name. Among tribes that used this name for the January moon, the February moon was called the Hunger Moon due to the challenging hunting conditions.

Next Month is the Full Sap moon or Full Worm Moon it will rise on Wednesday March 27th, 2013

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