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Perhaps the last thing you think about on a full moon is a very large fish, but the August full moon is prepared to change that. This month’s full moon is alternatively known as the Storm Moon, which is said to conjure up images of large aquatic vertebrates enjoying life beneath the surface of a shiny body of water. Or so.

When is the full moon in August?

The Sturgeon Moon 2021 debut is slated to be unveiled on the evening of August 21st. It will peak on Aug 22 at around 8:02 p.m. ET loom, according to the peasant almanac. For now, the new moon has just appeared which means it has to get bigger before it wears off again.

As with all other full moons, August has a nickname that indicates the time of year. And, according to the Farmer’s Almanac, it comes from the abundance of large, muscular fish typically caught this month.

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The full moon in August was traditionally referred to as the storm moon because the giant sturgeons of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were easiest to catch during this summer time.

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Most, if not all, of the moon names come from different Indian tribes. The Royal Museums of Greenwich in the UK, note some other name given to this moon by Indian tribes over the years: the summer haze. ”You will find a thematic bias when it comes to crop yields and their respective seasons.

There is still a long time before the annoying moon comes out to play, but until then You can follow the phases of the moon and find out when it’ll shine the brightest the old-fashioned way.