Full Moon February 7, 2012

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Full Moon
Full Moon

There will be yet another Full Moon, again in the sky, on February 7, 2012 at 1:56 P.M. Las Vegas time.

From the Old Farmer’s Almanac
Full Moon Names
February is the month of the Full Snow Moon.
Here are highlights of the February 2012 Moon! The Almanac’s monthly Moon guide keeps you informed about full Moon names, Moon phase dates, and Best Days by the Moon.

Full Moon Names
February’s full Moon is traditionally called the Full Snow Moon because usually the heaviest snows fall in February.

Hunting becomes very difficult, and so some Native American tribes called this the Hunger Moon.

Other Native American tribes called this Moon the “Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon” (Wishram Native Americans), the “No Snow in the Trails Moon” (Zuni Native Americans), and the “Bone Moon” (Cherokee Native Americans). The Bone Moon meant that there was so little food that people gnawed on bones and ate bone marrow soup.

Excellent video on the Full Moon from Almanac.Com

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 is information for two tribes.

ZUNI – Southwest, New Mexico

Zuni Woman
Zuni Woman

In the ZUNI language the word for February’s moon is “onon u’la’ukwamme” or “no snow in trails.”

MOHAWK – Eastern Woodlands

WANEEK HORN-MILLER - IndianCountry.Com
WANEEK HORN-MILLER - IndianCountry.Com

Horn-Miller’s Official Website

In the MOHAWK language the word for February’s moon is “enniska” or “lateness.”

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