The native American names of moons stuff is total nonsense. Different tribes (and there were a lot of them) used different, quite flexible in timing, terms. Also, the Native Americans had no concept of January and therefore didn’t call a January moon squat.
It’s worse than assuming that they all had the same name for snow.
This is true, but the facts haven’t strongly supported the notion. There’s a lot of confirmation bias involved. A busy night in the ER will have someone ask if there’s a full moon out. They’ll remember the night if there is, otherwise it just goes in the mix of random peaks that occur on any day of the month.
A few hundred years ago, maybe. Back then, people relied on natural light. They got up at the crack of dawn, and went to bed at nightfall. But around the full moon it could be quite bright at night. They’d stay up late and drink more. More booze + less sleep = cranky behaviour.
In modern times, with artificial light available, probably not.
I’ve seen some very screwy things going on under a full moon…
But, really, I think it’s just confirmation bias.
I was chatting with a caregiver at a mental hospital, and he said the patients get especially anxious and active under a full moon. But, again, this is very likely confirmation bias and not the result of a meaningful statistical study.
The first full moon after the winter solstice could be in December or January.
And many tribes didn’t seem to time solstice/equinoxes. Some did track heliacal rising of stars. So, the first full moon after the heliacal rising of Sirius … maybe. But that’s sort of mid-August (YMMV based on latitude, etc.), so not really possible to match up things like this with months. And if your using a medicine wheel to mark heliacal risings, you got a better calendar than a lunar based one.
It does appear that some groups named months after notable, regular events such as when trees leaf out in the spring. But that can vary quite a lot (like two months) based on how far north or south you are.
From your post, I assume you think that Tom Petty puts on one of the best live shows ever. I like his music but I’d be curious to know what it is about his live shows that you feel are so spectacular.
I ask because I have heard the same thing said about some other performers - especially about The Boss. Several people I know just go nuts for his live shows and they tell me they guarantee I will never experience anything as wonderful as one of his live shows.
Can you tell us what it is about a Tom Petty live show that you find superior to one of The Boss’ live shows?
I’m asking you in total sincerity. I enjoy both Tom Petty & Bruce very much and I’d really like to know why you consider Petty to be so much better than The Boss. Of course, I’m assuming you feel that way based on your post. But I think that’s a fair assumption.