This Video narrated by Amy Nieskens is from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Full Moon Names
December’s Full Moon is called the Full Cold Moon. It is the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark.
This full Moon is also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes.
From Western Washington University
American Indians gave names to each of the full moons to keep track of the passing year. The names are associated with the entire month until the next full moon occurs. Since a lunar month averages 29 days, the dates of the moons change from year to year. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months.
Here are two of those names:
Abenaki – Northeast, Maine
According to WWU, in the Abenaki language the name for December’s Moon is: “pebonkas” or “winter maker moon.”
Hopi – Southwest, Arizona
According to WWU, in the Hopi language the name for December’s Moon is: “kyaamuya” or “moon of respect.”
A teenager suffering from an untreatable form of cancer is now saying goodbye – through song.
After learning he just had months – or maybe a year – to live, 17-year-old Zach Sobiech of Lakeland, Minn., created a song titled “Clouds,” to say goodbye to friends and family, KSL TV reported.
He posted his song on YouTube, which has had close to 400,000 views. It’s also available to download on iTunes.
An avid musician who loves playing guitar, Zach sings in the chorus, “And we’ll go up, up, up, but I’ll fly a little higher. We’ll go up in the clouds, because the view is a littler nicer. Up here, my dear. It won’t be long now; it won’t be long now.”
Zach was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2009. A rare, cancerous bone tumor, osteosarcoma affects just 800 people each year in the U.S., with the average age of diagnosis usually around 15 years old. Since learning of his cancer, Zach has gone through months of chemo, a major hip replacement, various minor surgeries and four thoracotomies (lung surgeries) Read more:
Dec. 5, 2012, 12:07 PM EST
By PAT EATON-ROBB, The Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as “Take Five” caught listeners’ ears with exotic, challenging rhythms, has died. He was 91.
Brubeck died Wednesday morning of heart failure after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son Darius, said his manager, Russell Gloyd. Brubeck would have turned 92 on Thursday read more…
Take Action to Preserve Wyoming’s Wild Horses!
BLM is planning another destructive roundup of Wyoming’s wild horses. This time the agency has set its sights on the Adobe Town and Salt Wells herds in the southwestern section of the state—some of the largest remaining in the West.
In addition, BLM plans to sell oil and gas development leases within the herd areas without any analysis as to how it will impact the wild horses.
For the second time in three years these two herds would be forced to endure a helicopter stampede. The reason? Livestock. The Rock Springs Grazing Association (RGSA) leases the private and public portions of the checkerboard lands (1 square mile public, 1 square mile private) along the I-80 corridor. RSGA filed a lawsuit last year demanding removal of all the wild horses in the checkerboard lands. This would result in wiping out the vast majority of Wyoming’s wild horses, including many Adobe Town horses and nearly all of the Salt Wells bands read more…