Saturday, February 15, 2014
Photos of the FEB 2014 Full Snow Moon
Last night these photos were taken from an observation tower in Kin Town, Okinawa, Japan.
Heavy, black clouds, obscured the Valentines Moon much of the night.
So, every chance I got to see it, I fired away, using burst mode.
Being in that tower got me away from the lights and traffic in town.
It was cold and windy up there but, I'm glad we never see snow, on this island.
North Americans call this the Full Snow or, Snow-blinding Moon.
February's Full Moon is also known as, Bony Moon, according to the Farmer's Almanac.
In some places it's called the Hunger Moon or, Little Famine Moon.
This was one of my clearest photos.
Dark clouds, raced across the sky and would make the moon look fuzzy.
People who trap animals for fur, knew the pelts were thickest during February.
So, they called this the Trapper's Moon.
Well, after half an hour shaking in my flip-flops for that moon, I can't wait for summer.
Maybe we'll get a Full Bikini Moon one of these days !
For all those who enjoy the cold weather, here's a Farmer's Almanac Video: