This weekend features the full moon of August! It’s the perfect time to visit the Boundary Waters and watch the moonlight sparkle on the water’s surface. The August moon is traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon because this type of fish can be a good catch in late summer and September, according to Space.com.
Here’s what Space.com has to say about what other people call this moon:
“The Ojibwa — who lived in what is now southeastern Canada, near the Great Lakes — referred to the eighth moon of the year as the Blackberry Moon, which could also occur in July. The August full moon — the ninth full moon of the year — was called the Corn Moon by peoples in northeastern North America, per the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
“The Cree of Ontario called the August full moon the Flying Up Moon because it was when young birds would fledge. In the Pacific Northwest, the Haida called it the Salmon Moon.”