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Full Sturgeon Moon 2014

Full Sturgeon Moon 2014 Full Sturgeon Moon? Sounds like something fishy is going on!

That is one of the names given to the August Full Moon, which occurs on August 10th at 18:10 Universal Time (UT). The Algonquin tribes of North America gave this month’s full moon this name because it is during this time that sturgeons, a large fish found in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain, are most easily caught. Sturgeons were considered the royalty of fishes by the Native people who lived in the Great Lakes region and a delicacy because of their meaty flesh.

The August Full Moon is known by several other names, including Green Corn Moon, Grain Moon and Red Moon.

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