Last Night’s Full Moon

A full moon is visible in this view above Earth's horizon and airglow, photographed by Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao on the International Space Station. CREDIT: NASA

I’m a full moon baby. By that I mean I was born on a full moon many years ago and every full moon affects me in that I don’t sleep very well on those nights and last night was no exception. Perhaps it is because that was when I entered this world eager to get on with life. Last night’s Super Moon was 30% brighter than our other full moons because it was closer to the earth. It is also called the Full Worm Moon because it is when the ground softens and the earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of the robins. This is exciting news for us gardeners as we are starting to stirr from the confines of our houses and wanting to get busy in our garden much like the robins. I read a very interesting article called, ‘Obscure Full Moon Names for 2011’ that I think you’ll find interesting reading. Evidently  there are many different names for our full moons this year from Full Wolf Moon to Full Beaver Moon but this one is apropo for gardeners because it comes one day before spring officially begins. Today, being the first day of spring, also called Spring Equinox, is when the hours of sunlight and nighttime are almost equal. Yea! Finally after a long cold winter, spring has begone! Now the days will get longer until the Summer Solstice on June 21.

One comment on “Last Night’s Full Moon

  1. Frances says:

    Jannine…I was up most of the night. Very Frustrating!


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