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New Moon - Wednesday 03rd of August 2016
Waxing Crescent - Thursday 04th of August 2016
First Quarter Moon - Wednesday 10th of August 2016
Jul 30 2016
Waning Crescent
15.6% of lunar illumination
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Moon Day 26

An inauspicious day. Don't start anything new, be temperate, and get rid of anything superfluous or harmful. Also, try to avoid unnecessary outlays of money and energy. At the same time, this day helps you to see the real face of other people and unveils those who wish you harm. Its influence on health is mostly negative.

Next Full Moon Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016

Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures:

  • Colonial American: Dog Day's Moon
  • Chinese: Harvest Moon
  • American Indian (Cherokee): Fruit Moon
  • American Indian (Choctaw): Women's Moon
  • American Indian (Dakotah Sioux): Moon When All Things Ripen
  • Celtic: Dispute Moon
  • English Medieval: Corn Moon
  • Neo Pagan: Lightening Moon

Full Sturgeon Moon (August)

Some Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Others called it the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.

The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.