Full Moon Friday Funtime!

It’s Friday…and the Harvest Full Moon is visible for those with clear night skies! Today also marks the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, which will make the moon look a little bit darker to those living in Europe, parts of Asia, the countries in East Africa, and most of Australia. I’d love to see some photos, if any intrepid photographers are able to capture the event!

Today would have been B. B. King’s 91st birthday…sadly, he passed away on 14 May of last year. Fortunately, his songs are still played regularly on Sirius satellite radio, on the “Bluesville” channel – it’s still referred to as “B. B. King’s Bluesville” by many of us who listen. True blues…not the watered-down, washed-out crap that Clapton or other Brits play. They play sorry emulations of a grand music that is truly American – raw, gritty, and full of heart and soul. If you haven’t lived it, you can’t play it…it’s as simple as that!

Yesterday marked the beginning of the Chinese Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival. From the China Highlights website:

Traditional Calendar Seasons

According to the Chinese lunar calendar (and traditional solar calendar), the 8th month is the second month of autumn. As the four seasons each have three (about-30-day) months on the traditional calendars, day 15 of month 8 is “the middle of autumn”.

For the Full Moon

On the 15th of the lunar calendar, each month, the moon is at its roundest and brightest, symbolizing togetherness and reunion in Chinese culture. Families get together to express their familial love by eating dinner together, appreciating the moon, eating mooncakes, etc. The harvest moon is traditionally believed to be the brightest of the year.

For Harvest Celebration

Month 8 day 15, is traditionally the time rice is supposed to mature and be harvested. So people celebrate the harvest and worship their gods to show their gratitude.

I’ll close this post with three excellent songs by the “King of the Blues,” B. B. King…and, guess what? This is my 2,000th post – pretty awesome, I think!


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. saywhatumean2say
    Sep 16, 2016 @ 10:36:25

    Reblogged this on saywhatumean2say and commented:
    I’ve started playing the tunes listed so I’m having a VERY Good Day,while preparing for a VERY Weird Night. Thanx for posting Sepultura and I”m passing this one on. ~~dru~~

    • sepultura13
      Sep 16, 2016 @ 10:38:08

      Thanks for the reblog, Dru – much appreciated! Glad that you like the tunes…and I hope that your night and weekend are weird and wonderful!

  2. ๐ŸŒ 'M.' ๐ŸŒ
    Sep 16, 2016 @ 19:30:27

    happy harvest! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Mรฉl@nie
    Sep 16, 2016 @ 22:24:41

    oh, yeah: B.B. King, now and always – for ever!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ btw, he used to come to France about twice a year…

    • sepultura13
      Sep 17, 2016 @ 00:52:07

      B. B. King enjoyed going to France, for sure! I was lucky enough to see him at the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon, a few years ago…he was great!

  4. agenda19892010
    Sep 17, 2016 @ 11:45:11

    Dear. B.B.K. and the Blues Brothers….ciao.

  5. Brian Lageose
    Sep 17, 2016 @ 21:35:22

    Two THOUSAND posts? Holy cow. I bow down in worship. Of course, now that I’m down here, I see that I really need to do something about those dust bunnies under the couch. Hmm…

    • sepultura13
      Sep 18, 2016 @ 07:51:48

      Dust bunnies and ghost turds are most prevalent around my computer desk…I always wonder what it is about electronic equipment that attracts them!

      Yep – 2K+ posts…but, I still haven’t managed to even get 300 followers! I can’t complain, though – I go for quality over quantity…I’ve never been a collector of acquaintances or friends.

      My in-game hoarding, on the other hand, is out of control!

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