The Full Sturgeon Moon rises! Learn more about the Full Moon of August 2019—including Moon phase dates, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.
Moon Phases for August 2019
All dates and times are ET. See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city/state.
First Quarter: August 7, 1:31 P.M.
||Full Moon: August 15, 8:29 A.M.|
|Last Quarter: August 23, 10:56 A.M.|
|New Moon: August 30, 6:37 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 used different Moon names. 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 2019
Below are the Best Days for activities based on the Moon’s sign and phase in August.
For Cutting Hay:
- 18, 19, 20
To Quit Smoking:
- 17, 22
For Cutting Hair to slow down growth:
- 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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