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Indian version of different names of the seasons and the Moon name
Have you noticed how bright the moon was on December 13th 2016?

It was extremely bright and resilient. So bright, matter of fact astronomers recorded the moon being the brightest in the whole year.

Indians had their own method in identifying the seasons with the appearance of the moon. Instead of the Almanac, Indians took the

characteristics of the moon brightness, shape, and earth temperature to determine what season of the year it was.

If it is March than it would be called Full Worm Moon instead of March.

In March ground in the soil would soften. Sap in trees would also begin to flow.

Here below is different names of the moon by the name of months.

January - Full Wolf Moon

The wolves would hunger during winter and howl.

February - Full Snow Moon

The winter were a struggle for food. The heavy snow covered the ground. The Algonquin tribe also called this month the Hunger Moon.

April - Full Pink Moon

Have ever noticed the moon pink? This full Moon color resembles the flower phlox which is one of the first spring flowers. It is also

known as the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon in other cultures.

May - Full Flower Moon

Flowers spring forth in abundance during this month. Algonquin tribe knew this Moon as the Corn Planting Moon and Milk Moon. Milk

Moon is referenced to being large amount of flowers blooming.

June - Full Strawberry Moon.

Indians gathered strawberries and ready to either plant or eat. Other names are Hot Moon and Rose Moon.

July - Full Buck Moon

Bucks begin to grow new antlers. July had another name also known as the Thunderstorm Moon because thunderstorms are so

frequent during this month.

August - Full Sturgeon Moon

Some Native American tribes knew the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain and fishing


September - Full Corn Moon

This full Moon represents the time of harvesting corn and barley. Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox.

October Full Hunter’s Moon

Provision and preparing ahead for the long winter ahead. Other name was Travel or Dying Moon.

November - Full Beaver Moon

For the Native American tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze.

December - Full Cold Moon

This is the month when the winter cold and long.

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