For those interested, and want to try photographing a full moon, weather permitting, the next full moon in the is UK: 27 Apr 2021, 04:31 approx
UK: 27 Apr 2021, 04:31 approx
By Vigdis Hocken
April 2021's Pink Moon, named after phlox, the pink flowers that bloom in spring, is also a Super Moon. Other names for this Full Moon are Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Hare Moon, Egg Moon, and Paschal Moon.
In ancient times, it was common to track the changing seasons by following the lunar month rather than the solar year, which the 12 months in our modern calendar are based on.
For millennia, people across Europe, as well as Native American tribes, named the months after features they associated with the Northern Hemisphere seasons, and many of these names are very similar or identical.
The name Pink Moon comes from one of the first spring flowers, Wild Ground Phlox, also known as Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata) as they cover the ground like a pink blanket. These brightly-colored flowers are native to North America, and they often bloom around the time of April's Full Moon.
Other names for this Full Moon include Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Hare Moon, and the Anglo-Saxon name is Egg Moon. Hare Moon is also used for the May Full Moon. These names all refer to the birth of spring with grass sprouting, birds laying eggs, fish being more plentiful, hares breeding, and people planting seeds.
The first Full Moon in April is also known as the Paschal Moon in the ecclesiastical (Christian) calendar, because it is used to calculate the date for Easter; the first Sunday after the Paschal Moon is Easter Sunday. The ancient Hare Moon and Egg Moon names are often referenced a potential reasons for the emergence of the modern Easter Bunny laying Easter eggs.
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Yesterday evening (21-04-21)
Yesterday (21/4/21 @ 21:40) from Central Scotland
The pink moon for April....
Almost obscured by cloud.
And then, as if by magic, the cloud cleared just as the moon was reaching its peak full moon!
By Anne Buckle and Vigdis Hocken
The Full Moon in July is the Buck Moon, named after the new antlers that emerge from a buck's forehead around this time of the year. It is also called Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, and Wort Moon.
For the UK, the next Buck Moon will be around 03:36 on Saturday 24 Jul 2021
For all Full Moon names: https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/moon/full-moon-names.html
Some very nice images of the moon in the forum . Here is one I took on 16-07-2021 whilst trying to photo birds in my garden. Taken in the early afternoon. Not technically night time. Sorry.
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In reply to James:
25/07/21 at 01.40..its was a long day and night in the garden lol
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
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