Tonight our Year of the Full Moon comes to an end – 13 full moons in 2018, each welcomed and celebrated as part of our 90th Anniversary Year!
Tonight not only do we welcome the ‘Cold Moon’ we also welcome Winter. As the moon rises, let’s celebrate on the edge of the ocean with hot chocolate, s’mores and star gazing.
Every FULL MOON in 2018, we’re inviting you to come to the beach, here on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean to watch the moon rise and join us for a different and unique experience … mark your calendars, and get ready for an adventure!
Moon Folklore as suggested in the Farmer’s Almanac:
- A bright first Moon promises rain and a bountiful harvest; a red-tinted Moon means a dry year.
- A glowing Moon and a flowing tide are lucky times to marry.
- A halo around the Moon predicts wet or stormy weather.
We’ll have to put these to the test!
Full Moon Calendar for 2018:
January 1: Supermoon, Wolf Moon
January 31: Super ‘Blue’ Full Moon – it does not have a unique name, like the others as it is an ‘extra’ moon in a cycle!
February: Interestingly, there is no full moon in February due to the 2 full moons in January!
March 1: Worm Moon OR Sap Moon signals the thawing of the ground and birds begin to feed on worms and it is around this time that the sap starts running in trees – and the annual tapping of maple trees begins for another year.
March 20: Spring Equinox
March 31: March Blue Moon – indeed it happens again, just like January, there is a second Full Moon in March, making this the Blue Moon!
April 29: Full Pink Moon named after the ground phlox that comes into blossom this month. It has also been referred to as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and Fish Moon.
May 10: Full Flower Moon, as the flowers begin springing from the ground. This moon is also known in some circles as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.
(May 31: Last Day of Lobster Season!)
June 21: Summer Solstice
June 28: Full Strawberry Moon, and the reason is obvious – it signifies it must be strawberry picking season! It’s also known as the Rose Moon and the Hot Moon …. marking the warming of the seasons.
July 27: The Full Buck Moon OR Thunder Moon named after the many thunderstorms that occur in July, but also it is when bucks’ antlers are in full growth mode, and their banging and clanging certainly sound like thunder!
August 26: Full Sturgeon Moon signifies the month in which the sturgeon are most plentiful. This August Full Moon is also known as the Green Corn Moon.
September 24: The Full Corn Moon signifies that the corn crops are ready to be harvested which is also the case with barley, resulting in it also being called the Barley Moon. This moon is the closest full moon to the Fall Equinox.
September 23: Fall Equinox
October 24: The Full Hunter’s Moon signals hunting season in many communities. It’s time to secure provisions from the earth to carry you through the winter months ahead. It’s also known as the Travel Moon or Dying Moon.
November 23: Full Beaver Moon, also known as the Frost Moon, marks the best time to set traps and we just may see our first frost! In 2017, we partnered with Parks Canada and hosted a hike into Kejimkujik National Park SEASIDE to welcome the Beaver Moon, appropriate as the logo for Parks is the Beaver after all! It’s Keji Seaside’s 30th Anniversary in 2018 – maybe we’ll have to do this hike again!
(November 26: 1st Day of Lobster Season, also known as Dumping Day!)
December 21: Winter Solstice
December 22: Full Cold Moon signals the arrival of winter … our favourite season of all!