Tadhg’s Ephemera: Full Moon, Monday, 26 April 2021

Here is some information about the next full moon, which is due on Monday, 26 April 2021. Here’s data about the moon names and more pics information, and there is part of a liturgy that you might like to use for the full night.

Full Moon Data: Full Names

Depending on the ancient tribes and countries here (or your moon) is some important full moon data which you might to use (once or twice):

  • Poeny moon for some Chinese people
  • Growing moon, or Hare for Celts or some Druids
  • Saille or Willow month (for the Ogham alphabetic/month)
  • Seed moon of ancient English tribes or Wiccan people
  • Awaking moon of neo) pagan people
  • Flower moon of Cherokeemoon tribes etc
  • Snow melt of the IInuit peoples
  • Pink moon for the Old Farmer’s Almanac
  • Harvest Moon, Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon for those on the Southern Hemisphere.

    Maybe there is another name of the full moon you might use. Or you might one or two of the ones mentioned here – but do please yet me know what you call another moon.

    Other Information
  • Lunation 1216: Lunation, the number starting from new man to the next new moon, and started first by Professor Ernest W Brown from 17January, 1933 – so he first made the first Lunation number (and anyone using earlier Lunation moons use negative numbers. So, the Lu action 1 was by him, and the current one today, half way through this moon, is Lunation 1216.
  • Average distance from Moon to Earth: 238,855 miles (384,400 km)
  • Perigee (closest approach to Earth): 225,700 miles (363,300 km)
  • Apogee (farthest distance from Earth): 252,000 miles (405,500 km)
  • Orbit circumference: 1,499,618.58 miles (2,413,402 km)
  • Mean orbit velocity: 2,287 mph (3,680.5 km/h)

Liturgy: Sister Moon: Ritual: Part Of The Canticle Of The Sun By Francis (Adapted)

This liturgy/poem can be used partly here, and it can be used with a candle, and for, perhaps it can be used with meditation for a few silent minutes.

Oh Most High, All-Source, and Goodly-One, Great are your praises, your glories, and your blessings. 
All: Hail and welcome you.

As Brother Sun you give us the day, the light, and beautiful radiance. 
All: Hail and welcome you.

As Sister Moon you give us the Moon’s face who is gleaming, beloved and peaceful. In the firmament, as the full moon ‘rides’ the celestial circle, you bedazzle a myriad of luminaries – comets, planets, stars and galaxies, all beyond number. 
All: Hail and welcome you.

As Brother Wind you give us moderation of temperature and wind, and calmness and the moodiness of the currents ways. 
All: Hail and welcome you.

As Sister Water you give us moisture that is purposeful, that you bedew us, and fill us with sprinkling that is pure. 
All: Hail and welcome you.

Oh, Sister, Mother Earth, you supply the world and our nourishment anew, and with a magnificent panoply of flora and fauna. 
All: Hail and welcome you.


I wish you a full moon, and do ensure you do something to celebrate the night eg a liturgy, a juice or wine as as a form libation, or walk under the moon shadow etc.

Blessings to you, from Tadhg.

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