February’s Full Moon


Full Moon
Full Moon

February’s full moon is known among many Native American tribes as the Full Snow Moon and will occur on February 22nd at 1:20 PM.  It was named this since the heaviest snow fall usually occurs this month.  This year that has not been the case but other years we have seen a great deal of snow in February.  Some tribes also referred to February’s full moon as the Full Hunger Moon, because the harsh weather made hunting difficult.  Some Native American tribes called this Moon the “Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon” (Wishram Native Americans), the “No Snow in the Trails Moon” (Zuni Native Americans), and the “Bone Moon” (Cherokee Native Americans).  It was called the bone moon because if there was little food to eat, people would gnaw on bone,s and make bone marrow soup to survive.   Hopefully with this full moon we do not see higher tides which will cause issues at the beach.  If you do drive onto the beach, mind the high tides during the full moon cycle.  The storm headed this way with heavy easterly gale force winds will be an issue in combination with the high tides.

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