According to the Farmer's Almanac, February's full moon is going to be a chilly one!
Traditionally, the full moon in February is known as the Full Snow Moon because the heaviest snows fall during that month. Hunting became quite difficult and many First Nations peoples gave this particular full moon many names associated with hunger and cold.
The Wishram Native Americans called it the "Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon" because shared body heat was crucial to keeping the winter chill out. Zuni Native Americans called it the "No Snow in the Trails Moon" and the Cherokee called it the "Bone Moon" because, by this time, there was only bone marrow soup to eat.
Now, as we watch the Full Snow Moon rise on February 10, we can do so from the warmth and comfort of our cozy homes! Light a fire and prepare some comfort food - winter isn't over yet!
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