The only super moon of 2017, December’s full moon was fittingly named by Native American tribes the “Long Night’s Moon,” the “Frost Moon,” and the “Cold Moon.” In Europe, December’s full moon is called the “Yule Moon.”
December’s full moon kicks off a trilogy of super moons. The next super moon is January 1st, 2018 and the following super moon is January 31st, 2018 which also makes it a “Blue Moon,” (the second of two full moons in a month is called a Blue Moon).
First in the Super Moon Trilogy
“Once in a blue moon someone comes along that you’ll never forget.” ~ Unknown
How true this is! Tonight truly marks something special and it is; the Blue Moon!
“One of the most special aspects of this moon is that we won’t have another blue moon month until 2018. For many of us, we will be receiving our last bits of a long awaited wake-up call that actually began back in 2012, far before most of us were aware of the changes that were developing.” for citation click here
After having a stressful month my good friend Heather Ann Northcott posted an article on my facebook status and it made so much sense. I absolutely believe things happen for a reason and they do so when stars are aligned.
This is a great read. Enjoy!
For several reasons, Blue Moon is my favorite beer to order out on a hot summer night (warning to readers, I know even less about specialty and craft beers than I do about wines). The first reason being is that it always makes me think of the sweet song “Blue Moon,” written by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart, and covered by many artists; the second reason is the attractive label, and lastly, because it tastes pretty good!
Family friendly tree-top dining on the 7th Wave’s upper deck
This was intended to be a post about the 7th Wave Restaurant in Rockport. We sat down and ordered drinks, which I managed to photograph. I was just so hungry and dove right in as soon as our dinners were served. We were halfway through dinner, enjoying some very fabulous fried clams, before remembering that I had wanted to take photos–anyway, next time! I will say, they were the best friend clams of the entire summer. Craig Kimberley, are you reading this recommendation?
View from the deck
My favorite rendition of “Blue Moon” is Ella Fitgerald’s, but Billie Holiday’s is nearly just as wonderful and the following video has some lovely stills of Lady Day and of fashions from the 50s and 60s.
Toby Pett adds Elvis Presley’s tenderest of renditions. This video too has many beautiful photos, of The King.
This first shot is actually from Thursday evening, several hours before the precise full moon:
On Friday night, the “blue moon” put on a real show, playing hide-and-seek through the clouds:
Click here to see these two and more photos close-up:
– Fr. Matthew Green
Full Blue Moon occurs on Friday August 31st
Moonrise (its a blue moon) as seen from Stage Fort Park
The water was pretty high during the Blue moon. You know when it comes up and covers the marsh that it’s a abnormally high tide.
click pic for full sized version
January 2, 2010 Good Harbor Beach Footbridge, originally uploaded by captjoe06.