August’s Full Moon is the Full Sturgeon Moon. Find out the 2017 August Full Moon dates here!
Last August, The Old Farmer’s Almanac teamed up with Slooh for a 30-minute broadcast to explore the depths of the “Full Sturgeon Moon.”
Astronomy editor for The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Bob Berman, discussed what causes the Full Moon and pointed out some of its interesting features. Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, shared some of the legend and lore surrounding this Moon.
Click below to watch a recap of the show!
August Full Moon Names
Some Native American tribes called the August Moon the “Sturgeon Moon” because they knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this Full Moon. They also called August’s Moon the “Full Green Corn Moon.”
Different tribes had different Moon name preferences. Other examples for August are: “Wheat Cut Moon” (San Ildefonso, and San Juan), or “Moon When All Things Ripen” (Dakotah Sioux) or “Blueberry Moon” (Ojibway).
Moon Phases for August 2017
All dates and times are ET. See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city/state.
Full Moon: August 7, 2:11 P.M.
|Last Quarter: August 14, 9:15 P.M.|
||New Moon: August 21, 2:30 P.M.|
||First Quarter: August 29, 4:13 A.M.|
For your next full Moon, see our Full Moon Dates chart.
Find Your Next Full Moon!
Our Full Moon Finder App will put a smile on your face. Find “next” Full Moon dates to help plan events, fishing and hunting trips, and more.
Each day, a large Moon image will show how much of its surface is lit—along with Moon folklore for the day and the name of each full Moon (e.g., Full Snow Moon, Full Strawberry Moon).
Click here to learn more about Full Moon Finder App!
Full Sturgeon Moon Video
Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the Full Moon along with some fascinating facts. In this video, learn about the Full Sturgeon Moon. Click below to watch the video.
Best Days in August 2017
Below are the Best Days for activities based on the Moon’s sign and phase in August.
For Cutting Hay:
- 11, 12
For Setting Eggs:
- 5–7, 15, 16
- 1–7, 21–31
- Clothes washed for the first time in the full Moon will not last long.
- If you glimpse the new Moon over your right shoulder, you will have good luck.
- To have a project prosper, start it during the new Moon.
- Babies born a day after the full Moon enjoy success and endurance.