The Full Sturgeon Moon rises! Learn more about the full Moon for August 2018—including Moon phase dates, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.
Moon Phases for August 2018
All dates and times are ET. See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city/state.
Last Quarter: August 4, 2:18 P.M.
|New Moon: August 11, 5:58 A.M.|
||First Quarter: August 18, 3:49 A.M.|
||Full Moon: August 26, 7:56 A.M.|
For your next full Moon, see our Full Moon Dates chart.
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), “Moon When All Things Ripen” (Dakotah Sioux), and ”Blueberry Moon” (Ojibwe).
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 2018
Below are the Best Days for activities based on the Moon’s sign and phase in August.
For Cutting Hay:
- 1–3, 29, 30
For Setting Eggs:
- 5, 23, 24
- 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.
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