Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Full Sturgeon Moon

Moon for Aug. 24-Sept. 22.
Aug. 24, 1:05 p.m. EDT -- 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 when the moon rises it looks reddish through sultry haze, or the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon. Since the Moon arrives at apogee about 12 hours later, this will also be the smallest full moon of 2010. In terms of apparent size, it will appear 12.3-percent smaller than the full Moon of Jan. 30.

7 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

Now I will have to go out tonight and see if it is red. I do remember a red one last year and it was awesome.

mommanator said...

I love the quote

Beth Niquette said...

No kidding! I didn't know that! I've been watching the moon and now that I think about it--it does seem a little smaller. I thought the reddish color might be from the smoke in the air.

I've had a pretty hard time with asthma the past few weeks--and in particular the past few days.

Margaret Cloud said...

I have seen it look some what reddish when on the horizon.

Renie Burghardt said...

I just took a peek, and it does look somewhat smaller, but pretty, too! Interesting post.

Have a good night, Patty. Get lots of rest. Vacation time is over.

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~ I got an e mail from another Australian who said that on our time Midnight on Friday night 27th August, we will be able to see
two moons beside each other - one the real moon and Mars will be close
to it. So I must watch for that.
Glad you and Abe enjoyed the twins joke. I am doing better, and hope you are both well too. Take care,
Love, Merle.

KleinsteMotte said...

Weve seen a moon once in an October that looked like a pumpkin in the sky. it was quite an event for our kids who stared at it in disbelief. Both it's size and clour was spectacular. I'm wondering about the double thing coming on Friday.