Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Weeping Moon - April

The April Full Moon is sometimes known as Rainy Moon and Weeping Moon...

According to the Farmer's Almanac it is known by other names as well:
- The name "Full Pink Moon," which came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring.
- Other names for this month's celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.

... The Almanac moon references seem to suit a warmer climate than chilly Toronto! The Rain Moon and Weeping Moon seem more suitable for our coordinates....

Here is a haiku from a fellow blogger at 'Full Moon of November'

the dogwood shivers
beneath a sparrow's flutter
april snow
photo credit:
Full Pink Moon - Full Sprouting Grass Moon - Egg Moon - Full Fish Moon - April Moon, originally uploaded by Michael Brenton.

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