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Year End Moon

Year End - SIS,ET The Elder Moon

The New Moon starts on Tuesday, December 12th, 2023.

SIS,ET  is the oldest in the moon family and means “The Elder.” In reality this is not the first month but the last in the yearly cycle of moons. It is at this time of year when the earth is at its furthest from the sun. (Winter Solstice)

The days are short and storms and heavy rainfalls make sea travel unpredictable and unsafe  Therefore much more time is spent indoors. The sloughs in and around Saanich fill with water and provide a wintering place for visiting ducks and geese.

From The Saanich Year 

Please visit the Indigenous Education page for more information about Indigenous programs in Saanich School District.