Sunday, March 04, 2007

THE MANY NAMES OF A MOON

The Daffodil Moon


I just decided to name my own Moon, not that I have anything against all the other names for the March Moon. Sap Rising Moon. Sap Running Moon, Worm Moon...

Last night we had a Blood Moon. "What," you say, "on earth is a Blood Moon? ... Sounds yucky!" Well, first it ain't on earth, but, make that BUT it is because of the earth that it is a Blood Moon. A Blood Moon occurs whenever there is a lunar eclipse. The shaded part of the moon turns red because of the light reflected off the earth. Go figure!

Whatever it is called, it sure was pretty.
But since a bunch of my daffodils opened today, I will stick with Daffodil Moon. Definitely not so yucky!

3 comments:

Wildflower Cabin said...

I'm with you! I like the name Daffodil Moon much better! :o) And it makes so much sense, as the daffis here are nearly ready to burst open!

Rachel said...

I gotta agree with you about the name! Daffodil Moon sounds really lovely and quite spring sounding if I might add!!

That is a pretty picture!

hiphoppe said...

I'm so glad that you got this wonderful picture. I was too late to see it. Daffodil Moon does sound better than Red Moon, whatever, it is a GREAT picture and thank you so much for sharing it with me.