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The full moon in August 2018, known as the "Green May Moon" or the "Storm Moon", will light up in the night sky on Sunday, August 26th. (Shutterstock)
By Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
The August full moon will illuminate the night sky this weekend, and it's just an ordinary full moon with a series of fascinating nicknames ̵
1; like the "green corn moon", the "cornmoon" or the "storm moon". "
I'm sorry to say that this will not be a super moon or a blue moon or a blood moon that coincides with a mesmerizing lunar eclipse like half the world in July. 19659004] However, when the sky is clear and the night is warm, the full August Moon is still a feast for the eyes or a romantic backdrop for a late summer walk on the beach – or anywhere with a clear view of the sky
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The full moon in August has several nicknames, including the cornmoon, the green corn moon, and the storm moon. (Pixabay)
The August Moon will officially reach its fullest phase in the morning – at 7:56 am Sunday in New York City. So we will not have a chance to see it until it rises in the eastern sky around 8pm. Sunday night, about 25 minutes after sunset
If you do not see a full moon on Sunday you can watch it at 7:11 am on Monday morning and get up again on Monday night around 8:30 pm even if it is not completely filled at this time it will look impressively big and bright.
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The full moon in August will carry several nicknames, including the Green Corn Moon, the Storm Moon and the Corn Moon. (Pixabay)
Some Indian tribes called the full moon in August the green corn moon, indicating the beginning of the corn harvest in some parts of the United States.
In fact, some strains still hold a Green Corn Ceremony or Green Corn Festival when their corn crop starts to ripen, according to ChoctawSchool.com, which says it's a time of "community building, rekindling friendships, reconciliation, cleansing, restoration of balance, a fresh start, and praise and thanksgiving to God. "
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Sturgeons that can reach up to 6 feet in length were abundant in rivers and lakes in August. (Pixabay)
North America's largest fish is the sturgeon, and they were abundant in rivers and lakes at this time of year, which is why some Native American tribes nicknamed "Storm Moon" the full moon of August.  The name seemed to have remained in colonial times, according to timeanddate.com
Sturgeons can grow as tall as 6 feet and weigh as much as 200 pounds.