Togetherness is symbolized by the moon’s brilliance and fullness. It’s a season for giving, receiving, and creating matches. Workers are granted vacation days.
Families congregate, and friends pay a visit. Lanterns are lighted, food is eaten, and presents are exchanged. They often sip tea and eat mooncakes at this time. There are fireworks displays and dragon dances throughout the town.
What is a mooncake, exactly? It’s a thick pastry with a sweet paste-like lotus or bean paste within. In the middle, salted egg yolk is cooked.
The cakes are pressed in a mold and fashioned like the moon. The final treat has an intricate pattern as a result of this. After that, they’re packaged and sold in beautiful boxes as gifts.
You may buy them online, and also some of them are very pricey. They are advertised months in advance of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The Native Americans gave the September moon several names. It was known as the Barley Moon because it appeared during the harvesting and threshing of mature barley.
Nut Moon was the Cherokee name for it. To commemorate the harvest, their tribe collected nuts and made special bread.
Big Moon was the name given to it by certain tribes. A rising full moon looks larger and brighter, but this is just a trick of the horizon.
The moon, on the other hand, may travel closer to Earth and become 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter in real life. The term “Super Moon” was created in 1979.
This may be a full moon or a new moon at its closest orbit to the earth (the term is perigee). also, The number of miles between two points is used to determine their proximity.
A Super Full Moon may occur several times each year.
We’ve already secured ours for the year 2021. ( April and May).
To be exposed to the additional brightness again, we’ll have to wait until next summer (June and July 2022).
Many unique activities are planned to commemorate the full moon.
Did you know that having witches on paddleboards is a thing? Complete with cape, pointed hat, and everything! During the months of September and October, but you may witness such an occurrence in Florida, from St. Augustine to the Florida Keys.
A sunset sail on a full moon night is another favorite activity. They’re available everywhere.
There are many of them in Florida. A lovely fantasy cruise of mine, on the other hand, would be one I saw online. On an 80-foot schooner, your cruise around San Francisco Bay.
Imagine seeing the full moon reflected in a silhouette of the Golden Gate Bridge! And to see Alcatraz in the light of the moon! I could see it now.
What a wonderful way to welcome autumn and the Harvest Moon!