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Tues Apr 11, 2017 APRIL’S FULL MOON


The moon is full tonight. This is the first full moon since the beginning of Spring, so it’s called the Paschal moon, which determines when Passover and Easter occur each year. Easter always occurs on the Sunday following the first full moon of the spring season, it’s what folks used to call, a “moveable feast,” because the date of the observance changes from year to year. Since spring is underway, the Sioux Indians call April’s full moon, the Moon of Greening Grass; to the Winnebago, it is Planting Corn Moon. The Mohawk knew it as “Onerahtokha,” the budding time, which is similar to the Kiowa’s Leaf Moon, as this is the time of year when new leaves form on trees. The Cheyenne Indians speak of it as the Moon When the Geese Lay Eggs. And to the Cherokee it is “kawohni,” the flower moon.