Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Cold Moon Pays a Visit

I realize that I've been a little negligent.  I might have had intentions of doing a post a month of the Full Moon.  I think it is pretty cool that different cultures have different names for the Full Moon of the month.  It shows how dependent cultures are on time cycles.  The one thing they figured out measures a cycle is the moon.  They know roughly a month has passed when the moon is full again.
It is believe that the American Colonists used the Native American names for the moon and because December is typically the coldest month, the December moon is called the Cold Moon.  It was also observed that the days were longest in December, so it was also called the Long Night Moon.  In Anglo-Saxon circles, it was called the Moon Before Yule as Yule was the celebration of the Winter Solstice.  I think it was also called the Oak Moon and Wolf Moon but some places call the January moon the Wolf Moon.

At any rate, it looked pretty neat.

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