Since this is the third of four full moons in this season, it is known as a blue moon. This rare calendar event only happens once every few years, giving rise to the term, “once in a blue moon.” There are normally only three full moons in each season of[...]
In the northern hemisphere, early Native American tribes called this the Worm Moon because this was the time of year when the ground would begin to soften and the earthworms would reappear. In the southern hemisphere, we might call it The Full Fruit Moon due to the wide variety of[...]
This is the date when night and day are most nearly the same length. If you live in the northern hemisphere, happy first day of spring! In the southern hemisphere, the vernal equinox corresponds to the first day of fall.
In the northern hemisphere, this full moon was known by Native American tribes as the Corn Moon because the corn is harvested around this time of year. This moon is also known as the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the September equinox[...]
In the northern hemisphere, Native American tribes called this the Buck Moon because the male buck deer would begin to grow their new antlers at this time of year. This moon has also been known as the Thunder Moon and the Hay Moon. In the southern hemisphere, this is the[...]
This is the last of three supermoons for 2021. The Moon will be near its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual. (12% larger than when it is at it’s smallest and most distant from earth, or apogee.) This full moon was known[...]
In the northern hemisphere, this marks the first day of summer and is the day with most hours of light in the year — when the Sun is farthest north. In the southern hemisphere, this is your winter solstice, marking the shortest day of the year.
In the northern hemisphere this could be the Snow Moon because the heaviest snows usually fell during this time of the year. Since hunting is difficult, this moon has also been known by some native american tribes as the Hunger Moon. In the southern hemisphere, this is The Full Red[...]
In the northern hemisphere this is the Wolf Moon because this was the time of year when hungry wolf packs howled outside. This moon has also been know as the Old Moon and the Moon After Yule. In the southern hemisphere let’s call this the Thunder Moon, on account of[...]
In the northern hemisphere, this full moon was known by Native American tribes as the Beaver Moon because this was the time of year to set the beaver traps before the swamps and rivers froze. It has also been known as the Frosty Moon and the Dark Moon. In the[...]