A Great Time of Year for Werewolves
Not only is the Winter Solstice the longest night of the year—That’s right, friends; as you sit reading these words (and assuming you are reading them when they are “hot off the press,” that is to say recently posted) the nights will have grown shorter. (Granted that is just by a matter of seconds or maybe a minute at this point, but technically its true.)—but this year it also happened to coincide with a full moon (and a meteor shower thrown in for good measure). That’s a spicy recipe for some serious mojo right there. A full moon on the Solstice. Wicked.
To be technical about it, the moon wasn’t at its maximum fullest until December 22nd, whereas the Solstice occurred on December 21st. Not that you could tell by looking. The moon looks just as full to the naked eye on the day prior to its apogee.
The American Indians had names for all the full moons, and the current one is either the “cold moon” or the “longest night moon”. Either appellation is appropriate. The Indians (rightfully so) saw this full moon as the beginning of the coldest time of the year. The last time there was a full moon on the Solstice was in 2010, but it won’t happen again until 2094!
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!