Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Full Moon April 9th

I was researching in the Old Farmer's Almanac 2009 edition and on page 268 it identified April's full moon as a 'Pink Moon'. I'd heard of a blue moon but not a pink one. The obvious association is female/male, but that's not it at all! Maybe because it's really lame! Apparently Algonquin tribes in the Northeast United States assigned names to the full moon of each month. April's full moon was pink "because it heralded the appearance of the grass pink,or wild ground phlox - one of the first spring flowers." That's lovely. May was the Flower Moon, June the Strawberry Moon, August the Sturgeon Moon! Good thing the name has nothing to do with how the moon looks, that last one would be pretty freaky. The things Old Farmers know.

Source: The Old Farmer's Almanac

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