A Sturgeon Moon is set to peak on the horizon later this week when the entire Moon-facing side is fully lit by Sunday. This month of August will not see the naked eye before it rises at 1.29pm BST tomorrow, on Thursday, August 15. The eighth Month of the year will be on the horizon from 8.47pm BST, sunset from Friday morning at 6.23am BST.
The surprisingly named Sturgeon Moon arrives in a lunar month after the July magnifient Buck Moon.
Royal Museums Greenwich astronomer Edward Bloomer says: "The full moon itself will take place on the 15th of August, technically the first afternoon, but in the UK we will wait until it's too late to see it beautiful and clear .
"Just before midnight on the 15th of August, we shall see the position of the moon. almost southwest. It can be seen before, but it will be low on the horizon, so the adhesion can be a little tricky.
"For the best viewing, try to get a place with a clear horizon, elevated where possible, and as isolated as possible from artificial light sources.
" While you wait, try and look at Jupiter and Saturn to the south as the moon rises. "
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How to get the name of the Sturgeon Moon?
According to the Old Farmer Almanac's guide to astronomy and nature, the Head of the Month of August is named after the firmgeon's fish ready to be caught.
Amy Nieskens, the guide of the Old Farmers Nature almanac, says: "The Moon of August is known as the Sturgeon Moon because African American tribes know that the firmgeon in the Great Lakes and in Lake Champlain is most immediately caught in the Full Moon."  London's Royal Observatory Greenwich in London added: "North American fishing tribes have called August & # 39; s Full Moon the August of the Sturgeon Moon since the species appeared in numbers this month.
"It is also called the Green Corn Moon, Grain Moon and Red Red for the reddish color that often lasts in the summer haze."
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There are usually 12 Full Months of the Year, with the exception of a rare 13th Blue Moon, and each has its own name.
The Farmers' Almanac the entire month of January was called the Wolf Moon after wolves roared on the Moon
While in February, a Snowy Full Moon earned its name as the strongest snow usually falls this month .
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There is some variation throughout the names of the Moon, but in general, the same is consistent with the regional tribes.  European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names.