This month's moon pic is from June
's Full Hot
view of the bright, full moon rising above a blanket of clouds
shadowing the overlook area on the southern tip of the Franklin
Mountains... from it's vantage point, you can see an amazing
overview of El Paso city and it's neighbor, Ciudad Juárez,
Mexico (in fact Texas Monthly Magazine
has listed the view the“Best In Texas”); check out the Full Moon Gallery
more moony pics, and see the calendar below for dates of upcoming Full Moons...
The Moon is a mysterious force. It seems to have an effect that
is almost supernatural... after all, it is a known fact that there are increased cases of
murder/violent crime, arson, suicide, and various other accidents during a Full Moon, and
there is always a dramatic rise in admissions to mental hospitals during Full Moon days.
In fact, the very word "lunacy" comes from Luna- the Latin
word for Moon. However, many people all over the globe subscribe great powers to the
cycles of the Moon, believing it to harness intense supernatural powers and an influence
of positive luck. Indeed, the Moon controls the cycles of the Earth, the elements of
nature, and even the human body.
Throughout time, the Indians of the northern & eastern U.S.
territories measured the seasons by the cycles of the recurring Full Moons, and gave each
a distinct name. Below you will find a list of names, photos, and dates (upcoming Full
Moon is in blue) for each: