05 August 2009

sturgeon moon

2006 sturgeon moon photo: la scala observatory
jim and nancy scala
lafayette, california
Aug. 5, 7:55 p.m. CDT -- Full Sturgeon Moon, when this large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water like Lake Champlain is most readily caught.

A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because the moon rises looking reddish through sultry haze, or the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon. ~ space.com full moon names for 2009