July’s full moon has traditionally been associated with the weather and the flora and fauna of summer. Better known as the Buck Moon, I choose to refer to it using one of its alternate names – Thunder Moon, due to the number of storms that accompany its arrival this time of year along the coast.
This moon will rise over the southeastern Atlantic shoreline around 8:30 p.m. on Friday evening, July 23rd, and will shine in the sky all night…
You can read more about it HERE!
The perfect night to capture the waning Strawberry moon...
Learn more about National Camera Day, ‘a day to celebrate the fact that photography, once so complicated it took a scientist to understand, is now part of our everyday lives.’
“Full strawberry moon,~ Haiku by Patricia L. Cisco*
ushers in hot days of June,
high tides fill the dune,
hot sun rising soon,
fishing in the afternoon,
whistling my own tune!”
3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
The last supermoon of 2021 rises over the Atlantic on Thursday, June 24th, 2021…
Find out all about this month’s full moon and how to view it: *HERE.
By the way, the above *Old Farmer’s Almanac article cites the Cherokee when naming this month’s full ‘Green Corn’ moon. In the Southeastern United States, however, the Muscogee Creek Confederacy is more closely associated with the Green Corn Moon and Green Corn Festival. In the words of researcher Richard Thornton, “Each province and ethnic group within the Creek Confederacy determined its own date and rituals for the Green Corn Festival. The date of the festival generally coincided with the ripening of the roasting ears,”… and not necessarily with the cycle of the moon.
The golden smile of the waxing crescent appears like the grin of a playful cheshire cat. This photo was taken on September 6th, 2016. The ‘Harvest Moon’ appeared on September 16th. There was some debate as to whether it was a supermoon, but it was definitely big!
Patch.com published a nice piece on the waxing Harvest Moon in September 2016, and discussed its ‘supermoon’ status. Read it: HERE.
When I picture the moon in my mind’s eye, I immediately envision an orange ball of light sporting a contorted smile. Sometimes, I’m lucky enough to photograph it that way. This shot of the full ‘Sturgeon Moon’ was taken on August 7th in 2017. As it rose over the treetops, it looked a lot like a jack ‘o’ lantern…