The moon was full just a couple of days ago, on November 22.
Somehow, by brightening the night sky, the moon helps take away the gloom of the dull, cloudy days we’ve been having.
I took this picture from my back door, quick, quick, before the moon disappeared behind a cloud.
The moon is associated with magical and mythical things: omens, spells, fictitious creatures (vampires) and of course, with love.
Some moon expressions I have found:
Mooning around — to pine or grieve about something.
Moon someone — to show someone one’s nude posterior.
Moonshine — high-proof distilled spirits, usually produced illicitly.
Moonlight — work at two jobs.
Reach for the moon — aim for a high goal.
Over the moon — to be extremely happy.
The man in the moon — the shadowy shape on the moonscape that looks like a man’s face.
Promise the moon — make a promise that is impossible to keep.
Go between the moon and the milkman — take flight between dark and dawn.
Moonraker — a light square sail set above the sky sail.
Once in a blue moon — seldom (as when a full moon occurs twice in one month).
Shoot the moon — to take a great risk for great rewards.
Bay at the moon — make appeals in vain.
The moon is made of green cheese – not really the colour green, but referring to the pale yellow colour of “green” (unripe) cheese.
Moon over — waste time pining or grieving.
Moon-blindness (mooneye) – recurrent inflammation of a horse’s eye, often resulting in eventual blindness.
Lunatic – unstable person.
Loony – crazy.
Honeymoon – holiday immediately after getting married.
Moonface — a round face.
Moonstruck — very much in love.
Moondog (Mock moon) — a relatively rare bright circular spot on a lunar halo, caused by the refraction of light from ice crystals in cirrus clouds.
The Moonies — a religious cult that had a strong hold on (usually) young people they recruited. Named for its Korean founder Sun Myung Moon.
Blood moon — the reddish colour of the moon when it is in eclipse between the earth and the sun.
And then there is our Canadian dollar – the loonie. I suppose it was meant to be named after that beautiful bird, the loon, but to me is seemed like lunacy to downgrade our currency by making our dollar into a piece a small change.
Do you know of some moon expressions? How about moon boots? The list seems to be endless.