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Full Sturgeon Moon 8/1/12 4:27 p.m. PDT

July 30, 2012
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Here’s another update from SMBAS Blog on that large, circular, shining object which has frequently and mysteriously appeared in our nighttime sky this year (some, speaking in hushed whispers, call it…the moon).

Aug. 1, 4:27 p.m. PDT — Full Sturgeon Moon, when this large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, such as Lake Champlain, is most readily caught.   A few tribes knew this moon as the Full Red Moon because when the moon rises, it appears reddish through sultry haze (in 2012, “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” gives this moniker to the full moon of Aug. 31).   Other variations include the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.

The next significant full moon will occur on Aug. 31, 6:58 a.m. PDT.   Keep an eye on this spot for additional breaking news on this unprecedented event.

This information comes to you courtesy of:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45911225/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/how-s-full-moons-got-their-strange-names/#.T16CDHlIXUx
But that’s waaaaay too long to type in, and besides, you don’t need to go there because SMBAS has done the work for you!
[Chuck Almdale]

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