Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Snow Moon

Next Monday takes me to Birmingham in search of the Bomber's Moon. I already know one twist for this month's full-moon, which I'll reveal in a follow-up post (or you'll find out if you're impatient), but here's another nice bit of information I found.

February's full-moon is known as the Snow Moon.

If you're a UK reader, you'll have experienced the life-changing amount of snowfall the British Isles suffered over the last couple of days. According to the Farmer's Almanac, the second full-moon of the year is named after this very (pretty) adversary. To America's natives, this period would bring heavy snow; to some other tribes this snowfall would mean desolation, a lack of prey and starvation, earning the moon its other name: Hunger Moon.

To the British, February's snow means a much longer time spent waiting for trains, buses and trains, more sighing, tutting and moaning, and a proliferation of snow people.

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