The Full Moon in August is called the Grain Moon, because this would be the month for harvesting the barley and wheat.
The fishing tribes of North America 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.
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Other names for this Moon are, the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises it can appear reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon, Lightning Moon, Dog Moon.
The Full Moon in July is called the Hay Moon or Buck Moon as this is the time for harvesting the hay that will be used for feeding the horses and cattle throught the winter months. It is also when the new antlers of buck deer appear with their fuzzy coating of velvety fur.
July's Moon was also called the Full Thunder Moon, due to the thunderstorms that are frequent during this time.
The 21st of June was the Summer Solstice, which marks the longest day of the year and which has been celebrated for millenia. Whilst sitting in our garden and enjoying the long hours of daylight on that day, we happened to look up and noticed this beautiful cloud Angel overhead Blessed Be.....
The Full Moon in June is called the Rose Moon or Flower Moon in Ancient England, but the name Strawberry Moon was universal to every Algonquin tribe, because of the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries that comes during the month of June.
The Full Moon in May is called the Milk Moon, so called because of the abundance of milk after the livestock have given birth to their young. Also called the Full Flower Moon as plants begin to bloom in most areas of the Northern Hemisphere at this time. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon.