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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.

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  1. The sluggish Steam Iron subject is to treasure; the life of many irons are too short lived because ignorance of care prevents longer survival. Some irons lasts a year, some gets passed to a new bride; I think this info will stretch many dollars.


    by Jayla SunBird on Sep 13, 2013 at 6:13 am

  2. 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 .

    by Ivana on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:07 am

  3. Learned something new again today thanks

    by Scott hebblethwaite on Aug 20, 2013 at 12:46 pm

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

    by RB on Aug 20, 2013 at 12:28 pm

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

    by Sharon on Aug 20, 2013 at 8:28 am

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