14 October 2008

Hunter's Moon

No annual harvest moon photo this year. We skipped right over Korean Thanksgiving. Only because of the harvest moon (which coincides with the holiday), was I barely aware of it passing us by. Can't even remember if I took a photo of 'the biggest full moon of the year.' So, I offer you instead

The Hunter's Moon(Heard about it on the radio today.)
It is the next full moon after the harvest moon. In days of yore it gave hunters a chance to chase game all night by the light of the moon. First they harvested all night by the harvest moon and a month later hunted all night by the hunter's moon. All of this activity pointed to the end of Summer's plenty and the need to shore up provisions for the coming of Winter's harsh scarcity. That is the legend anyway.

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