Full moons are not a rare phenomenon, however, the sight of the moon illuminating the city with its natural light is a delightful sight to watch.
A full moon occurs every month when the Earth is located between the Sun and the Moon. And with this new month, the full moon of August called the Sturgeon Moon is also ready to lit up the sky tomorrow i.e August 15. Fortunately, the moon will be visible in India in the evening so, stargazers who wish to catch a glimpse of the moon in its full glory can travel to outskirts of the city to get rid of the light pollution and enjoy an ideal view.
What is the Sturgeon Moon?
And why is the full moon of August called Sturgeon Moon?
Because this is that time of the year when Sturgeon fishes are found in abundance from the Great Lakes of North America. Therefore, the August moon has been named after the fish.
Back in time, the name of the moons used to indicate the change of seasons. It was additionally used by people to keep track of time. For example, the Sturgeon Moon will mean that Sturgeon fishes can be easily caught in abundance.
The full moons are a subject of various superstitious beliefs too such as the babies born a day after the full moon will enjoy success in their life.
Sturgeon Moon 2019 date and time in India
Interestingly, in some places, this full moon will be witnessed during the day time and not at night because of the full illumination from the Sun.
The Sturgeon Moon or the full moon of August will take over the sky on August 15 at 1:29 pm BST (when seen from London) and at 5:59 pm Indian Standard time (IST) in India. The full moon will be at its peak on in the evening on Thursday.
The next full moon will occur on September 14, 2019. Every full moon of the month as a unique name. The September moon will be called the Full Corn Moon, October’s the Hunter Moon on, November’s the Beaver’s Moon, and December’s the Cold Moon.
Source:: Daily Times