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Monday, February 25, 2013

Snow moon

I must confess that I had never heard the term "snow moon" until someone used it this month, so a trip to the Farmer's Almanac was in order. According to the online version of that venerable publication (http://www.farmersalmanac.com/full-moon-names/), the peoples of what is now the northeastern United States had names for each month's full moon. Given the frequent snowiness of February in our latitudes, this month's moon got credited with snow. Unfortunately, another name for it was "hunger moon" as not much food is left this late in the winter for hunter-gathers.

Whatever one calls it, last evening's moon was beautiful. (Apologies for the utility wire: they're frequent in our neighborhood.) 

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