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Full Snow Moon – February 10th at 4:33 P.M. Pacific Time

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Buffy Sainte-Marie is a Native Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist, educator, pacifist, and social activist. – WIKI. She is a member of the Cree Indian tribe.

From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
February’s full Moon is traditionally called the Full Snow Moon because usually the heaviest snows fall in February. This name dates back to the Native Americans during Colonial times when the Moons were a way of tracking the seasons. And the Native Americans were right. On average, February is the USA’s snowiest month, according to data from the National Weather Service.

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.

Here’s The Old Farmer’s Almanac’s Full Moon Video for February narrated by Amy Nieskens

Friday night, February 10, 2017 brings the Full Snow Moon—as well as a penumbra lunar eclipse and the close approach of a comet. Get more details.

Read what Almanac astronomer Bob Berman has to say about this “triple treat” in this week’s Amazing Sky column, “Friday Night: Spectacle or Bust?”

This Week: A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – What Is It?
We have an eclipse of the full Moon scheduled for Friday night, February 10th, but it’s not likely that the astronomical community at large is going to get very excited about it. Why? Because this eclipse is actually a “penumbral” lunar eclipse.

The Earth casts not one, but two types of shadows out into space: an umbra, the shadow directly around it, and a penumbra (see graphic, below). When the Moon passes into the umbra, we can readily see a dark and very distinct outline of the Earth’s circular shadow cast upon Moon’s disk. The penumbra, on the other hand, casts a much fainter and far less distinct shadow, which is far more difficult to perceive and as such might not immediately catch your eye read more…

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First Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014: The Complete Skywatcher’s Guide

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Blood Moon
Blood Moon

First Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014: The Complete Skywatcher’s Guide
By Joe Rao, Space.com Skywatching Columnist | April 14, 2014 06:00am ET

Editor’s update for 2 pm ET: For the latest weather forecast for tonight’s total lunar eclipse, read: Total Lunar Eclipse Weather: Forecast Bleak for Eastern US

No enthusiastic skywatcher misses a total eclipse of the moon, and if weather permits tonight, neither should you.

The spectacle is often more beautiful and interesting than one would think. During the time that the moon is entering into and later emerging from out of the Earth’s shadow, secondary phenomena may be overlooked. You can also watch the eclipse live on Space.com, courtesy of NASA, the Slooh community telescope and the Virtual Telescope Project.

Observers that know what to look for have a better chance of seeing the stunning eclipse, weather permitting. This first total lunar eclipse of 2014 is set to begin tonight (April 14) into the wee hours of Tuesday morning (April 15). The lunar eclipse is set to begin at about 2 a.m. EDT (0600 GMT), and it should last about 3.5 hours. The eclipse should be visible, weather permitting, through most of North America and part of South America. Read more…

From The Old Farmer’s Almanac

April’s Full Moon, Full Pink Moon, heralds the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.

This Full Pink Moon rises on April 15. This year, the 15th brings a total eclipse of the Moon—which will be fully visible from North America.

Farmer’s Almanac’s Full Moon Video featuring, Amy Nieskens
“Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. In this video, learn about April’s Full Pink Moon. Click below to watch video.”

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The Full MOON in October is not just a rumor, it’s coming October 29: The Full Hunter’s Moon

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The Full MOON in October is not just a rumor, it’s coming October 29 at 1:50 P.M. Denver time: The Full Hunter’s Moon.

Video is from Old Farmer’s Almanac hosted by Amy Nieskens

October is the month of the Full Hunter’s Moon.
This was the time to hunt in preparation for winter. This full Moon is also called the Travel Moon and the Dying Grass Moon.

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. [Two of those names are mentioned here]

Back East
Mohawk, Eastern Woodlands
According to WWU: in the Mohawk language the word for this month’s moon is, kentenha (time of poverty.)

Kateri Tekakwitha named first Native American saint in Vatican ceremony
By Claudio Lavanga, NBC News
VATICAN CITY – She was known as Lily of the Mohawks, or the Pocahontas of the Catholic Church. But on Sunday, Kateri Tekakwitha went down in history as the first Native American saint.
Born more than 300 years ago in the Mohawks village of Ossernion – today Ausierville, forty miles from Albany NY – she was one of seven people canonized by Pope Benedict XVI Sunday in an open-air ceremony held in Saint Peter’s Square. read more…

A statue of St. Kateri Tekakwitha in Auriesville, New York - Lucas Jackson / Reuters
A statue of St. Kateri Tekakwitha in Auriesville, New York - Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Out West
Zuni – Southwest, New Mexico
According to WWU: in the Zuni language the word for this month’s moon is, li’dekwakkwya lana (big wind moon.)

Wewha, a Zuni Lhamana (Two-Spirit), circa 1886.
We'wha, a Zuni Lhamana (Two-Spirit), circa 1886.

We’wha (1849–1896, various spellings) was a Zuni Native American from New Mexico. She was the most famous lhamana, a traditional Zuni gender role, now described as mixed-gender or Two-Spirit. Lhamana were men who lived in part as women, wearing a mixture of women’s and men’s clothing and doing a great deal of women’s work as well as serving as mediators read more…

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Full Moon April 6, 2012: The Full Pink Moon

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Full Pink Moon
Full Pink Moon

Full Pink Moon Video from The Old Farmer’s Almanac featuring Amy Nieskens:

The Cherokee word for April’s moon is “kawohni” or “flower moon“.

I subscribe to a Full Moon website that is offering a really cool thing. Light a candle in their “virtual sanctuary” and make a wish for your self or loved one. It’s free and you can remain anonymous.

Here’s a link: Full Moon wishing candles

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