Happy New Year’s Bay. The year on the Bay looks to be starting much as it ended. Sunny skies, light breeze and a warm, spare-the-air day. We got out for a short, enjoyable afternoon sail before watching the almost-full moon rise over a favorite Bay sailing destination — Sam’s. The actual full moon is this evening.
According to the Farmer’s Almanac this evening will be another excellent time to sail and watch a full moon rise over the Bay. According to the Almanac it’s a ‘Wolf Full Moon’ (because Native Americans said that’s when hungry wolves howled outside the villages) and the first of two that will rise in January, making the second one, which will appear on January 31, a ‘Blue Moon’. Both are ‘Supermoons’ and the Blue Moon on January 31 will feature a total lunar eclipse in Western North America just before dawn.
We think these are all auspicious signs for a good year of sailing ahead.