The Sap Moon around 4:30a.m. EST sets in the northwestern sky and so bright, it lit up the sky like a sunrise. The air around it had that misty quality like it does on hot summer mornings, and of course later that day was sunny and warm.
I thought you might like to know the names of the full moons for each month; I looked them up this morning when I was so taken by the one tangled up in the crapapple tree branches outside my window. (Of course, pictures can never do these things justice, so you’ll just have to take my word for it that it was very pretty.)
My source for these names is EarthSky.org. Visit their site for more info!
January: Old Moon, or Moon After Yule
February: Snow Moon, Hunger Moon, or Wolf Moon
March: Sap Moon, Crow Moon, or Lenten Moon
April: Grass Moon, or Egg Moon
May: Planting Moon, or Milk Moon
June: Rose Moon, Flower Moon, or Strawberry Moon
July: Thunder Moon, or Hay Moon
August: Green Corn Moon, or Grain Moon
September: Fruit Moon, or Harvest Moon
October: Harvest Moon, or Hunter’s Moon
November: Hunter’s Moon, Frosty Moon, or Beaver Moon
December: Moon Before Yule, or Long Night Moon