Our Moon will be 100% full on Feb 18, 2011 at 12:36 A.M Las Vegas time

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Adobe Moon in the City
Adobe Moon in the City

“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” – more from Western Washington University…

Back East

Mohawk woman
Mohawk woman

In the Mohawk (Eastern Woodlands) language, the word for February’s moon is “enniska” or “lateness“.

Out West

Hopi woman and child - circa 1901
Hopi woman and child - c. 1900

In the Hopi (Northeastern Arizona) language, the word for February’s moon is “powamuya” or “moon of purification and renewal“.

From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Historically, the Native Americans who lived in the area that is now the northern and eastern United States kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to the recurring full Moons.

Each full Moon name was applied to the entire month in which it occurred. These names, and some variations, were used by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.

February is the Full Snow Moon – Usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some Native American tribes this was the Hunger Moon.

When Will the Moon Rise Today?
A common lunar puzzle involves the timing of moonrise. Folks who enjoy the outdoors and the wonders of nature may wish to commit to memory the words on the chart below.

Moonrise (and, incidentally, the time of high tide) occurs about 50 minutes later each day than the day before.
To determine the time of moonrise for each day of the month, just add 50 minutes for each day after a phase or subtract 50 minutes for each day prior to a new phase.
The new Moon is invisible because the Sun blots it out read more from The Old Farmer’s Almanac
The following information was added Thursday February 17th.

Navajo Street Art District
Navajo Street Art District

If you happen to be in the Denver, Colorado area stop by the Navajo Street Arts District on 36th and – guess what – Navajo Street in North Denver. There are about a half-dozen art galleries in this block and they do open galleries on Fridays with wine and cheese/veggies.

The galleries are big-city-hip with made-artists, struggling artists and chasing the dream kids.

Stop in at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant (on the block) first, have a drink at the 80-90 year old bar or have a superlative, classic Italian dinner in my fav Italian Restaurant in Denver. Some genius with a monster brain programs the music – which includes old stuff from the 30s, 40s +.

Here’s a nice article from The North Denver Tribune.
Visit a LasVegasBuffetClub article on Patsy’s.

Visit The NavajoStreetArtDistrict.Com/
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