The Full Moon Many cultures throughout the world have given names to the Full Moon. Each month was named for the Moon that would appear during it. The Chinese, Native American, and Celtic cultures all had names for the Photo: http://www.zazzle.com/a_trip_to_the_moon_poster- different moons. 228148782318322283
January: The Wolf Moon The Wolf Moon was named for the month of January because Wolves could be heard howling at the moon in the icy air.
February: the Snow Moon This Moon was named for the weather conditions that tribal communities dealt with during this time of year. Lots of snow fall made hunting for game hard and staying alive tougher.
March: The Worm Moon This Moon was named because when spring came in March the snow would melt and the ground saturation would bring the worms to the surface. It was a sign of spring!
April: The PinkMoonThis Moon wasnamed becauseSpring is in full swingduring this month andflowers begin toappear.
May: The Flower Moon Flowers come into full bloom during this month giving this Moon its obvious name!
June: The Strawberry MoonThis is one of the few moons with a universal nameamong tribes because Strawberries are ready toharvested at this time.
July: The Buck Moon This is the month that Deer Bucks begin to grow their antlers.
September:The HarvestMoonThis Moon wasnamed for givinglight to Europeanfarmers so theycould work intheir fields lateinto the night.
October: The Hunters Moon The fields are harvested by this time and game becomes fattened for their Winter survival. They are more easily spotted by hunters on the bare ground.
November: The Beaver Moon The Beaver Moon was named because during this month Beavers are working hard to prepare for winter. Building up there homes andFattening up for the winterMonths.
December: The Cold Moon The Cold Moon was named because temperatures begin to plummet at this time.
The Blue Moon The Lunar cycle usually involves 3 Full Moons per season. Occasionally there is a 4th full moon in a season because the Lunar cycle is a 29 day cycle.
The 13 Moons The previous slides have shown you the names and meanings behind the 13 Full Moons. Take out a piece of paper and write a short summary of what you learned today. It can be something interesting you found out or something that affirmed something you already know! Good Luck!