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M is for Moon

Sunday, April 16, 2017

It's been hectic at work recently! I think I've had to document some sort of inappropriate behavior on the part of staff several times each week and that's not including the usual problems! My thought was: It must be a full moon! Sure enough, there was a full moon April 11.

The full moon in April is called the Pink Moon. That fits in with the Cherry Blossom Fesitval here last weekend! I found out that the Pink Moon is named after a flower that blooms around the same time as the full moon in April, the wild ground phlox, which is also known as moss pink. The full moon in April is also called the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon, so take your pick!

I discovered, also, that April's full moon is important because it's used to fix the date of Easter, which is always the first Sunday after the Pink Moon appears. The Pink Moon also heralded the beginning of Jewish Passover.

Whichever moon it is, I hope life at work settles down soon! Yes, I know, it's a myth that a full moon causes everybody to act a bit wonky...or is it?!

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