Friday, February 6, 2015
Capturing February's Full Moon
In the midst of a snow storm and brutally cold temperatures, Tuesday brought a beautiful full moon along with the planet Jupiter.
According the Farmer’s Almanac, February’s full moon is called the “Full Snow Moon – Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.”
University Today adds, “The Cherokee Indians called it the “Bone Moon”, named for the tough times experienced by many Native Americans in mid-winter when food supplies ran low. With little left to eat people made use of everything including bones and bone marrow for soup.”
HereI tried capturing the yellow & pink halo created by ice crystals formed in the high clouds which refract the moonlight into a circle of light.
Sharing our week’s finds and discoveries with Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds.