August 3, 2020
In a clear sky it will look glorious.
- August’s Full Moon: August 3.
- This August Full Moon is often called the “Sturgeon Moon.”
- Best time to view: Just after sunset as the moon rises in the sky, with a slight orange/red hue.
- Why The Name: According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac: August’s full Moon was traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon because the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this part of summer.
- Why It Matters: Normally we see 12 full moons every year. Some years, we actually get an “extra” full moon. 2020 is that year. We will get 13 full moons; the second full moon in one month time period is called a “blue moon” – hence the expression, “once in a blue moon.”
- P.S. October will have two full moons, including one on Halloween night! READ MORE
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by Jenna Lee,