Monday, August 7, 2017

Sturgeon Moon - August 2017

The August full moon, according to the Farmer's Almanac, is called the full Sturgeon Moon because sturgeon are more easily caught in August and early September. Sturgeon are native to both Europe and the Americas; the name likely came from both colonists and Algonquin-speaking people in northeastern North America. In the Pacific Northwest, the Tlingit called it the "berries ripe on mountain" (Sha-ha-yi), while the Haida called it the "salmon moon" (Chíin Kungáay).

~ CK

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