August Full Moon Lights Up The Night Sky

August 19, 2016

August’s full moon graced the night sky last night [Aug 18], with some Native American tribes referring to it as a ‘Full Sturgeon Moon,’ while others call it a ‘Full Green Corn Moon’ or a ‘Blueberry Moon,’ among other names.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, “Some Native American tribes called the August Moon the “Sturgeon Moon” because they knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this Full Moon. They also called August’s Moon the “Full Green Corn Moon.”

“Different tribes had different Moon name preferences. Other examples for August are: “Wheat Cut Moon” [San Ildefonso, and San Juan], or “Moon When All Things Ripen” [Dakotah Sioux] or “Blueberry Moon” [Ojibway].”

Full Moon Bermuda, August 18 2016-1

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