Sturgeon Moon

Sturgeon Moon – August


What is a Sturgeon Moon? The full moon that appears in August is called the Sturgeon Moon. North American fishing tribes called August’s full moon the sturgeon moon since the species was abundant during this month, especially in the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water.

Sturgeon Moon Name Variations

The Sturgeon Moon of August is sometimes referred to as the the Red Moon because, as the Moon rises in August, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. August’s full moon has also been called the Green Corn Moon and the Grain Moon.

When is the next Sturgeon Moon?

The Sturgeon Moon dates are expressed in Coordinated Universal Time (UT), the international basis for other time zones. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full moon dates shift from year to year. For Sturgeon Moon times in your city, please use the Time Zone Converter.

Full Moon Lunation Year Date Time
Sturgeon Moon 1096 2011 August 13 18:58
Sturgeon Moon 1108 2012 August 2 03:28
Sturgeon Moon 1121 2013 August 21 01:45
Sturgeon Moon 1133 2014 August 10 18:10
Sturgeon Moon 1146 2015 August 29 18:36

Full Moon Names History

Sturgeon Moon

Sturgeon Moon

Full Moon names have been used by many cultures to describe the full moon throughout the year. Specifically, Native American tribes used moon phases and cycles to keep track of the seasons by giving a distinctive name to each recurring full moon, including the Sturgeon Moon. The unique full moon names were used to identify the entire month during which each occurred.

Although many Native American tribes gave distinct names to the full moon, the most well known full moon names come from the Algonquin tribes who lived in the area of New England and westward to Lake Superior. The Algonquin tribes had perhaps the greatest effect on the early European settlers in America, and the settlers adopted the Native American habit of naming the full moons.

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