Supermoon Sturgeon Moon

Sturgeon Supermoon

Full Sturgeon Moon – Will make it’s appearance August 10th. The August 2014 Supermoon will be the closest the moon comes to earth all year, and should be the best of the five Supermoons of 2014 as it passes within 221,765 miles of us.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.

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