Full Moon Names and Their Meanings


Have you ever wondered how the Harvest Moon, the Hunter’s Moon,  and so on got their names? The names of full moons date back to the American Indians of what is now the northeastern United States. The Indian tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon. These names were applied to the entire month in which a full moon occurred. Though there was some variation in the moon names, the same names were generally used throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. European settlers also followed that custom. Here is the Farmers Almanac list of full Moon names: http://www.farmersalmanac.com/full-moon-names. (And if you are wondering when the next full moon will be, it will be on October 18th, 2013.)

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