Daily Postcard: Full Moon Silhouetted With Leaves

Daily Postcard: The full moon with fall leaves and branches in the silhouette Monday evening in White Rock. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, this Full Moon is the Beaver Moon, also called the Frost or Frosty Moon, Snow Moon, Kartik Purnima, Moon of the Boun That Luang Festival and Il Poya. The full moon appears ‘opposite’ the Sun (in Earth based longitude) at 8:34 a.m. today. The moon will appear full for about three days centered on this time. The Maine Farmer’s Almanac first published Indian names for the full Moons in the 1930’s. According to this almanac, the Algonquin tribes of what is now the northern and eastern United States named the full Moon in October or the second full moon of the fall season the Beaver Moon. One interpretation is that mid-fall was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Beaver Moon came from how active the beavers were in this season as they prepared for winter. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs
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