When is Full Moon Day?
July 20 -Moon Day (Lunar Landing in 1969)
Are there other Holidays related?
Yes! Take a Walk on the Moon Day : August 5
(Neil Armstrong's Birthday)
Cycles of the Moon listed below
The Full Moon is given a name each month representative of the season. It is not uncommon for a particular moon to have multiple names.
Old Moon, Moon after Yule, Storm Moon
Hunger Moon, Snow Moon, Chaste Moon, Wolf Moon
Crow Moon, Lenten Moon, Sap Moon, Seed Moon
Egg Moon, Grass Moon, Hare Moon
Planter's Moon, Milk Moon
Flower Moon, Rose Moon, Strawberry Moon, Honey Moon
Hay Moon, Thunder Moon, Ripe Corn Moon
Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Barley Moon, Fruit Moon
Harvest Moon, Blood Moon, Fruit Moon
Beaver Moon, Frosty Moon
Blue Moon defined
The term blue moon is commonly used metaphorically to describe a rare event, as in the saying "once in a blue moon". Early English used the term as an absurdity or impossibility.
Blue moon is a name given to an extra full moon during a year. Most years have twelve full moons, which occur approximately monthly. However, each calendar year contains those twelve full lunar cycles plus about eleven days to spare. The extra days accumulate, so that every two or three years there is an extra full moon. On average, this happens once every 2.72 years, and different definitions place the extra moon at different times. The extra full moon is called a blue moon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_moon
- Folklore gave each moon a name according to its time of year. A moon that came too early had no folk name and was called a blue moon.
- The Farmer's Almanac defined blue moon as an extra full moon that occurred in a season (which would normally have three full moons). If a season had 4 full moons, the third full moon was called a blue moon.
- The most common modern blue moon definition is the second full moon in a calendar month. This was a misinterpretation of the Maine Farmer's Almanac in 1946 that became commonly accepted and was discovered in 1999.
- On rare occasions, atmospheric disturbances give the Moon a bluish coloring.
A honeymoon is:
the traditional holiday taken by newlyweds to celebrate their marriage in intimacy and seclusion.
Origin of the term Honey Moon
In pagan times, June weddings would be celebrated by drinking a liquor made from Honey. Hence the June moon was called the "Honey Moon".