Sturgeon Moon 2018

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The Sturgeon is a big, prehistoric fish that is rather common to the Great Lakes. Native American fishing tribes, like the Algonquin, are credited with naming August’s full moon. It is also known as a Red Moon due to August heat and hazy days, giving the moon a red tint.

Other names:
Green Corn Moon
Grain moon

Moon Image One
Personal Collection


Moon Image Two
Personal Collection

100% full illumination occurred at 07:56am EDT.

Howl for me…

10 thoughts on “Sturgeon Moon 2018

    JT Twissel said:
    August 26, 2018 at 6:56 PM

    Not to mention all the smoke in the air!

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    ~H@rdip~ said:
    August 26, 2018 at 10:40 PM

    Beautiful 👌👌👌

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    The Purging Lutheran said:
    August 28, 2018 at 11:43 AM

    A sturgeon moon? Holy mackerel!

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    kristianw84 said:
    August 29, 2018 at 5:38 PM

    Excellent photos!! I’m so in love with the moon! 😍😍

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    August 4, 2021 at 6:02 AM

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