Sunday March 11, 2012


City Seen


Sister Moonshine

The last full moon of winter signals spring is nigh

Staff/Voice photo 


This photo of the Full Worm Moon was taken last week in Chilliwack.


he photograph above was taken last week resembles an angry-looking bloodshot eye, but it's actually is what's know as a "Full Worm Moon".


In March, as the climate begins to warm and the ground thaws, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins.


The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night.


Also known as The Full Sap Moon, when tapping maple trees happens. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.


In photo above, there is a leafless tree is in the foreground and the colours have been adjusted.



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