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August’s Full Sturgeon Moon

The fishing tribes of North America are given credit for the naming of August’s 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.


1 Susan Higgins { 09.03.15 at 12:04 pm }

Thanks, Woody Miller!

2 Shane W. Sturgeon { 08.30.15 at 6:45 am }

I was born a Sturgeon on 14/01/1982 in Toronto, Ontario – CANADA. I came across this web site the other day & I am very interested in ” August’s Full Sturgeon Moon “. I only seen a Sturgeon Fish of when I was a young boys while visiting an aquarium in Southern Ontario. I would like very much to get more information on anything that has the Sturgeon name: Sturgeon Lake, Falls, Bay & Fish etc.. Thank You for all the information so far.
Shane W. Sturgeon
1006-3845 Sheppard Ave., E.
Scarborough, ON M1T3S8

3 Woody Miller { 08.29.15 at 12:26 pm }

I enjoy your site, very interesting, Thank You.

4 Margaret Fleming { 08.28.15 at 9:11 pm }

Thank you for the Info

5 PETE { 08.27.15 at 10:31 am }


6 Val { 08.26.15 at 5:07 pm }

Great info. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

7 Charlene { 08.26.15 at 4:36 pm }

You always have some fascinating, useful information for the readers. I will be outside Saturday night with my 5 yr old grandson telling him about the different names for this particular full moon and the reasons for those names. Hopefully, he will remember and pass it on some day. Thank you.

8 Josie { 08.26.15 at 3:14 pm }

Great information. thank you

9 Brandon { 08.26.15 at 1:16 pm }

This is great and of course so is the Farmer’s Almanac.
Thank you!

10 MARK { 08.26.15 at 12:38 pm }

This was my first email from you…look forward to learning something like this as often as possible….I think a lot of people ( with small minds ) may not find this interesting…..I find it fascinating…it looks as though other so also…thank you

11 Sharon Baird { 08.26.15 at 11:13 am }

Love to read these things

12 eleanor { 08.26.15 at 10:40 am }

I enjoy hear fascinating bits of info… Keep it up!!!

13 Kenneth Scott Hughes { 08.26.15 at 7:51 am }

Love your info and site – time to start planning my fall/winter garden!

14 Ivana { 08.21.13 at 11:07 am }

I love everything you guys post every day I love to learn more about this beautiful country . Interesting information about this ” little sturgeon 15 foot long ” BEC I m a. Swimmer in opens waters LOL . Thanks for the tip . Thanks again from Mississauga .

15 Scott hebblethwaite { 08.20.13 at 12:46 pm }

Learned something new again today thanks

16 RB { 08.20.13 at 12:28 pm }

I would imagine if you go to sturgeon by on a sturgeon moon you might catch a 15 footer. 😉

17 Sharon { 08.20.13 at 8:28 am }

Sturgeon Bay, sturgeon moon. What do they have in common?

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