Sturgeon Moon

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. 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.

Sturgeon Full Moon Calendar

Full MoonDateTimeDaySign
2019August 1503:31 PMThursday Aquarius
2020August 306:59 PMMonday Aquarius
2021August 2203:02 PMSunday Aquarius
2022August 1204:36 AMFriday Aquarius
2023August 109:33 PMTuesday Aquarius

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Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous