Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Walker’s Moon




It’s almost a new moon – only a couple of days off. It’s not strictly a new moon, though, it’s the same moon going through the phase where the shadow of the earth covers it completely. The next moon will take us through Ostara, the spring equinox where the length of the day is equal to the length of the night. It will be full exactly on the equinox. Is that serendipity or what?

The full moon in March is called the Worm Moon, so called because it is the time when the worms begin to clean their tunnels and push worm casts above the soil. All the moons have names to tie them to the seasons, although when Harold referred to one as a ‘crisp moon’ It took me three days of searching through dusty records of lunar names before I realised he meant it looked like a potato snack.

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