Moon Day on 20 July commemorates the Moon Landings in 1969. But the moon has always been a special thing, especially to our ancestors.
I'm glad there is such a thing as a full moon. Every four weeks, when I stagger out of bed at some ridiculous hour, I can find my way around by the light of the moon. Good or what? Well, as long as it isn't cloudy.
Other cultures had similar names for the seasonal moons but this is one of the ones for the Anglo-Saxons:
Information sourced from University College London based on old farmers almanacks. Theses were astronomical predictions and have been published annually since 1697. See the full moons dates for this year.
On 20 July 1969, a United States spacecraft named Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Two of its occupants actually stepped on its surface - Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. What an amazing feat.
We have come a long way from the Wolf Moon to walking on it. And so it is only right that we now have a day to celebrate the moon - Moon Day, celebrated on 20 July (what else?). There can be parties where guests can dress up as astronauts, spacemen or Clangers, listen to tunes like The Dark Side of the Moon, Walking on the Moon and Moon River.
As for me, I will dress up as a wolf or flower just to keep the Dark Ages moon thing alive.
Enjoy your evening.