Friday, December 9, 2011

first full moon of winter

The Moon before Yule, the second  lunar eclipse of the year,   obscured by snow flurries.  Tomorrow morning I will look for the eclipse, even though it is unlikely I will see it.

To stand out under a winter sky and gaze up into the vast overhang of dark dotted with stars, the landscape lighted not only by the glowing full moon, but it's reflection off the freshly fallen snow, surrounded by stillness, your own heartbeat and breathing are the only sound.  Moments so still that time becomes irrelevant, and the imagination soars, until in the distance an owl calls for a mate, or a train whistle sounds, and the chill creeps through the soles of your shoes, and again you are standing there under the stars and the first full moon of winter.

December Moon names

Kaitvitjuitk (Inuit).
Cold Moon (Celtic).
Night Moon (Taos).
Respect Moon (Hopi).
Bitter Moon (Chinese).
Peach Moon (Choctaw).
Twelfth Moon (Dakotah).
Big Winter Moon (Creek).
Real Goose Moon (Kiowa).
Cold Time Moon (Mohawk).
Ashes Fire Moon (San Juan).
Oak Moon (Medieval English).
Big Bear’s Moon (Winnebago).
Long Night Moon (Neo-Pagan).
Popping Trees Moon (Arapaho).
Running Wolves Moon (Cheyenne).
Frost Fish Moon (Passamaquoddy).
Cold Moon, Long Nights Moon (Algonquin).
Snow Moon, Before Yule Moon (Cherokee).
Oak Moon : Full, : Snow Moon Dark (Janic).
Popping Tress Moon, Deer Horn Shedding Moon (Sioux).

Other moon names : Wolf Moon, Turning Moon, Heavy Snow Moon, Aerra Geola, Under Burn Moon, Big Winter Moon, Winter Maker Moon, Yellow Leaves Moon, Little Finger Moon, Mid-Winter Moon, Wintermonat, Small Spirits Moon

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