The August Sturgeon moon was almost full last night. Mr. B took me for a drive to see if I could get a few photos. The moon actually rose about fifteen minutes before the sun set and the sky was quite hazy, so the moon was difficult to see at first. The photo below is pretty much how it looked.”“Full Sturgeon Moon – August The 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“. (source: Farmers Almanac)
As the sun set and it got darker outside, the moon started to show more brightly. It looked like this with the sky pink from the setting sun.In the next two photos, I have used “artistic license” to make the moon larger and some coloring differences. The bottom photo was taken after we drove to the Eastern Regional Beach Access on Emerald Isle. It was a beautiful night to be out and about. I hope that you enjoy the photos.