Continuing with the fascination with the moon, this time it is about “Super Flower Moon”. We have talked about the “Super Pink Moon” few weeks ago. This is one of the four Super Moons of the year 2020, and the last Supermoon of the year. The super moons have unique names like January’s Wolf Moon, February’s Full Snow Moon, March’s Full Worm Moon and April’s Full Pink Moon. This one is called “Super Flower Moon” due to the flowers spring forth in abundance this month. It is also known as Mother’s Moon, Corn Planting Moon and Milk Moon (referring to the month in which when cows were milked three times a day). These names of Full Moons were used by Algonquin tribes of Native Americans and Colonial Times to help to estimate the seasons that we still follow today. Unfortunately, Moon lovers in India won’t be able to enjoy the spectacular view as it embraces the sky and reach full glory at 4.15 pm IST. Not to disappoint the enthusiasts, live feed is being made available on the net (slooh.com). In the testing times the world is going through, possible that looking at the moon and enjoying the beauty is way to distract yourself, reequip to carry on the battle of combating Corona. Life after all is a basket of mixture of possibilities. The “Super Flower Moon” day coincides with Buddha Purnima, revered by Buddhists and celebrated by all in India. Let us be inspired by the beauty of the moon and the teachings of “Buddha”.
Toons by Taskeen Bhat
Logs from: Karthikey Shukla and Sai Baba