- Wolf Moon, January 2
- Blue Moon, January 31
- Worm Moon, March 3
- Blue Moon, March 31
- Pink Moon, April 30
- Flower Moon, May 29
- Strawberry Moon, June 28
- Buck Moon, July 27
- Sturgeon Moon, August 26
- Harvest Moon, September 25
- Hunter's Moon, October 24
- Beaver Moon, November 23
- Cold Moon, December 22
Alan Rowan is on a mission to “bag” all 13 full moons this year!
The midnight mountaineer hopes to hike a relevant Scottish mountain on every full moon of 2018.
“Each moon has a different name,” Alan explains, “which originate in Native American lore.
“I love the romance and mythology of these, and I am trying to choose a mountain area which resonates with each moon.”
Have a look at the moon names on the right, and let us know if you can think of a mountain destination to tie in with it! Share your suggestions with us via email, or on Facebook or Twitter.
Find out more in our March issue’s interview with Alan, and follow him online for the latest news @MunroMoonwalker and with the hashtag #MountainsOfTheMoon.
Fifth Time Lucky
“My faith has been restored – the Pink Moon delivered in abundance.”
Alan’s fifth moonwalk of 2018 was up Beinn Eighe, under the clearest night he could have asked for.
“My watch had died, overwhelmed by the cold, my phone battery likewise. Even the camera was flashing red, rendered useless.”
Alan was just about blue himself with cold under the second Blue Moon of 2018
“I had always feared the third full moon of the year would turn out to be the problem child of the 13.”
“The Beast from the East” somewhat impeded Alan Rowan’s hiking plans to catch the Worm Moon.
“…there was a thunderous moaning from the wind sweeping over the cliffs.”
The “blue mountain” was perfectly suited to January’s full moon – even if the weather wasn’t!
Alan’s first moonwalk of 2018 was under a Wolf Moon, so he decided to head to the Corrie of the Wolf on Beinn Alligin…
Check back here after each full moon
to find out how Alan gets on!
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