Full Sturgeon Moon ahead!


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Who’s ready for another beautiful full moon?

Come 5:29 a.m. on Thursday, the moon will be at its full phase and this month it’s named the “Sturgeon” moon.

Native American fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.

According to Jim Todd of OMSI, August’s full moon is also known as the Harvest to the Chinese and the Dispute Moon in Celtic culture. And in the Southern Hemisphere, where it is currently winter, August’s full moon has been known as the Snow Moon, Storm Moon, Hunger Moon and Wolf Moon.

Now, if you are feeling like summer is almost over, this might not feel any better…but the September and October full moon is referred to as the “Harvest” moon, which is mostly associated with autumn and the changing of seasons.

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