Almost, but not quite.
The next full moon is on Tuesday 11th April.
So Saturday’s moon was not quite the full moon.
At midnight the moon appeared so bright.
In fact it was so bright it caught our attention.
With the curtains not quite fully closed the light streamed in.
Earlier on in the evening the moon appeared above the memorial.
I had set out to catch the sunset over Gott Bay.
What I noticed was the moon.
It was not the most dramatic of sunsets.
It lacked the fiery drama we often witness.
There was not even a delightful chocolate swirl.
Many customs make their way across the Atlantic
Likewise some weather systems come across that mighty ocean.
The naming of storms is one weather related custom to arrive on our shores.
Even more recently we have discovered another such custom.
It originated with the North American Indian population.
It is their long held custom to name full moons.
April’s full moon has been variously named:
Pink Moon, Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon
And this year it is also the first full moon of Spring
This year’s April full moon is known as the Paschal Full Moon.
The word ‘Paschal’ relates to the Jewish Passover feast.
Christians also use this word around Easter.
Jesus is God’s promised provision:
He is the Paschal Lamb.
We went to bed with the moon streaming into the bedroom.
We woke up to the sun streaming in through the curtains.
It was sunrise and the best glimpse of the sun today.
Perhaps we might yet see the sun set.
This is ‘Life on Tiree’.