Wednesday, August 21, 2013

An August Full Moon

I hope you were all able to go out and look at the beautiful moon last night!  If not, I took plenty of pictures.  I stayed up way too late laying on the sidewalk oohing and aahing at the huge rock in the sky. I read an article on that said this full moon was really rare because it wasn't just a blue moon.  It was also a full sturgeon moon, full red moon, green corn moon, and the grain moon.  
The full sturgeon moon is named after the fish.  Sturgeon are easier to catch this time of year.   
This time of year the moon can have a red tint to it as it raises through the atmosphere fog.  That's were the Red Full Moon gets it's name.
The crops grow tall this time of year.  That's were Green Corn Moon gets its name.
 The next full blue moon is not until 2015.  I was so lucky to be able to see it!
Here are photos the beautiful moon!!  
 I loved watching the tiny cloud pass by changing the color and shapes in the sky. 
Looks like there is a ring around the moon in this photo. 
 These photos were taken on my phone, so they are not the best of quality.  :)  
Go outside and play.  
You are missing out on amazing beauty while sitting inside.


  1. Beautiful pictures and I knew it was a blue moon but not the rest of the story thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, FarmgirlUnleashed for reading my blog post! I thought it was really cool to see such a rare full moon.