The Moon of the Full Green Corn of August, also known as the Moon of the Full Bachelor, will reach its highest hour at 8:29 am Thursday, August 15th. This means that the best viewing periods for the full moon this month will be the previous evening, Wednesday
The various Native peoples knew the full moon of August as the moon of the full green corn, since the corn in their fields was fully grown, but not yet ready to harvest, such as the Full Moon Moon because it occurred during the year when huge fish were available to harvest in large numbers and as the Whole Moon because it had come since the annual began vintage of selvedges grains.
] The name of the Indians for each of the 12 full moons of the year is less relevant to modern humans, who are relatively oblivious to the need to obtain their own food and a method to trace the natural cycle of the seasons.
the full moon will occur at 12:33 on September 14, and just over a week before the first day of autumn, between now and then the moon will pass through its final fourth stage on August 23, the new moon on August 30 and the first quarter on 6 September.
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