Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Full Sturgeon Moon

Remington the Full Moon reporter here....
Keep your eyes to the sky tonight for the 
Full Sturgeon Moon.  
What I have found in my extensive research is this is when this large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water like Lake Champlain is most readily caught.
A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because when the moon rises it looks reddish through sultry haze, or the
Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.
Since the Moon arrives at apogee about 12 hours later, this will also be the smallest full moon of 2010.
In terms of apparent size, it will appear 12.3-percent smaller than the full Moon of Jan. 30.
This is a picture from the internet.
I certainly hope Mike can get a picture of this one!

Later -- Remington -- howling at the moon tonight! -- out!


Priscilla said...

Wow. That's one awesome moon!
I sure hope you see it!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Remington
What a bone you got yesterday...whoa that is a monster nearly as long as Ozella. We hope we can see the moon tonight it is pretty cloudy and rainy right now.
Hugs sweet friend,

Ginny said...

I always love your full moon alerts, Rem! I will try for a picture, and await to see if you had any luck.

Mr. Pip said...

I will definitely check this out tonight!

Your pal, Pip

Jazzi said...

COOL Remington,
Thanks for the infor. You look so smart doing your research. I will be on the lookout tongiht, sure hope I see it.


Molly said...

I don't finks I has the same moon as you cos mine looks nuffing like that :o(
Molly x

Gloria said...

Thanks for the info Rem. Will be out looking tonight, if the rain clouds pass.

3 doxies said...

Bwhahahahaha...uh, I misread da title and thought it sais "surgeon instead of "sturgeon". (mental note: get eyes checked)
You so smart Rem. I will haves to check tonight. Luckily, it is nice so we will surely be ables to see it.


Maggie Mae said...


It's a cloudy day heres but I hopes it will clear so I can see dis moon tonight, paws crossed.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


It will be too khloudy fur us to see the Pawsylvania Sturgeon moon -

Khan't wait to see the one woo help Mike take!


brooke said...

I was just noticing the moon last night and noticed it looked almost full and was wondering when we were going to get a moon update from you!
So handy!

Martha and Bailey said...

Our moon never looked that good but we will keep our eyes open tonight.
Thanks for telling us Remington
Martha and Bailey xx

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow that is pretty cool - we didn't know that there was a moon named after a fish. Fish are tasty so we bet that means it is a good moon this time!

JackDaddy said...

Make sure that Mike uses a camera when he's 'shooting the moon'! :)

Jacqueline said...

Great report, Rem; we love the idea of you howling at the moon, sweetie :) !!...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Sagira said...

Wow, that sounds pretty darn cool.

How did your Vikings do?

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That sounds beautiful! Thanks for letting us know! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Dad and I have been noticing that the moon is getting very reddish at moon rise the past few nights...and know we know why! Remington, you are such a GREAT source of information. Thanks.