- It’s Full Moon tonight- Apparently it is called a Snow Moon in the US due to the typically heavy snowfall of February. On average, February is the USA’s snowiest month, according to data from the National Weather Service.
- the “Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon” (from the Wishram people of the Pacific Northwest)
- the “No Snow in the Trails Moon” (Zuni, of the Southwest)
- the “Bone Moon” (Cherokee, of the Southeast). The Bone Moon meant that there was so little food that people gnawed on bones and ate bone marrow soup.
Some fun moon facts –
- On February 6, 1971, Alan Shepard became the first man to hit a golf ball on the Moon.
- Did you know that the Moon’s diameter is 2,160 miles? This is less than the width of the United States (approximately 3,000 miles), and 0.27 of Earth’s diameter (7,926 miles).
- Wolves have howled at the Moon for centuries, yet it is still there.
- And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the Moon.
—Edward Lear, English poet (1812-88)