Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Sandy Paton Folklore: Sir Patrick, the auld moon, and the new (25) RE: Folklore: Sir Patrick, the auld moon, and the 24 Feb 04

I don't know whether this refers to earthshine or not, but I thought of Sir Patrick Spens when I read it. It's from "Backwoods America" by Charles Morrow Wilson, University of North Carolina Press, 1934. Describing superstitions he found among our mountain people, Wilson wrote:
    "A white circle about the moon tells of rain or snow, and the number of stars       within that circle tells the number of days until the falling weather begins."
    I assume this refers to a simple "ring around the moon" that may be caused by atmospheric conditions, but I thought it might well be added to this discussion.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.