Snow Moon

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by trailchick, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    No snow, but clear skies & that full snow moon just came up....

    Spectacular Orange Moon!!!!

    Anybody see it yet??!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    'Snow moon". I'm 70 + years old, and today is the first that I have ever heard that terminology. How common is it, and where have I been for all this time? Our local weather guy mentioned the 'snow moon' tonight. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    From the Farmers Almanac

    almanac.com


    January Full Wolf Moon
    This full Moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.

    February Full Snow Moon
    Usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some Native American tribes this was the Hunger Moon.

    March Full Worm Moon
    At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.

    April Full Pink Moon
    This full Moon heralded the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.

    May Full Flower Moon
    Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.

    June Full Strawberry Moon
    The Algonquin tribes knew this Moon as a time to gather ripening strawberries. It is also known as the Rose Moon and the Hot Moon.

    July Full Buck Moon
    Bucks begin to grow new antlers at this time. This full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.

    August Full Sturgeon Moon
    Some Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Others called it the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.

    September Full Corn Moon
    This full Moon corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon, because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley. The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox, which can occur in September or October and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores.

    October Full Hunter's Moon
    This is the month when the leaves are falling and the game is fattened. Now is the time for hunting and laying in a store of provisions for the long winter ahead. October's Moon is also known as the Travel Moon and the Dying Moon.

    November Full Beaver Moon
    For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. This full Moon was also called the Frost Moon.

    December Full Cold Moon
    This is the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark. This full Moon is also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes.

    Note: The Harvest Moon is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. It can occur in either September or October. At this time, crops such as corn, pumpkins, squash, and wild rice are ready for gathering.

    We all have a sun sign & moon sign -
    my sun sign = the moon
    my moon sign = the sun

    no wonder I am so backwards!!!!
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    Edited for an easier read....
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Snow Moon? Haven't heard of that one before. Heard of 'Hunter's Moon', 'Harvest Moon', 'Blue Moon'. But I ain't as old as Sourland.
     
  5. Glasshen

    Glasshen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for this. We use the term snow moon when the moon has a kind of halo around it. It doesn't have to be a full moon, and is supposed to show that we will soon have snow.
     
  6. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was out in the park walking the dogs and I glimpsed that moon first through the trees. It was so orange I thought it was a reflection of the sunset off someone's windows but it was that full orange Snow Moon. Thanks for putting a name to it for me.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Few on here are. [​IMG]
     
  8. minichic

    minichic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even with no snow on the ground, the Snow Moon was really spectacular tonight. So if we can have a Snow Moon without snow, will March bring us a Worm Moon with no worms? [​IMG]
     
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    We saw that beautiful orange moon, down here in S. Florida! Just beautiful, wasn't it? [​IMG]
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I knew what a Snow Moon was, but last month our local newscasters referred to a "Wolf Moon." I hadn't heard that one before; thank you so much for posting the Farmers Almanac information with the definitions!
     

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