Sighs of the Sturgeon Moon. Photography and Text by Keith R Wahl

August 12, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

“It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the moon.” – Galileo Galilei

Glow of the Full Sturgeon Moon

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Glow of the Full Sturgeon Moon DSCN1493Glow of the Full Sturgeon MoonCloud cover over the Full Sturgeon Moon of 11 August 2022 giving a mysterious glow as it rises over the trees

Full Sturgeon Moon Illumination

Full Sturgeon Moon Illumination DSCN1494Full Sturgeon Moon IlluminationCloud cover over the Full Sturgeon Moon of 11 August 2022 giving a mysterious glow as it rises over the trees

The Full Moon is always a wonder. A Supermoon, when the Moon is closest to the Earth, is more so. These are things that night sky watchers wait for, plan for, and plot the weather for. And whenever a major astronomical event occurs, the weather creates anxiety. This event of the Sturgeon Moon (the name of the Full Moon of August) was no exception.

Last night, as I awaited the rise of the Moon, I looked outside and said, "That is a weird sky," with a heavy sigh. I was in a good mood because we had been to a concert of our sons' strings group earlier, the bouncy summer tunes in my mind. So, I waited and monitored.

My waiting on the sky paid off, but it was a near thing. I had to wait upon gaps in the fast-moving clouds and timed my shots for the spaces the evening dews and damp. The result was not only the Moon itself but also some mysterious glowing looks in the clouds and trees.

Sturgeon Moon Mystery

Sturgeon Moon Mystery DSCN1499Sturgeon Moon MysteryCloud cover over the Full Sturgeon Moon of 11 August 2022 giving a mysterious glow as it rises over the trees

Full Sturgeon Moon 2022

Full Sturgeon Moon 2022 DSCN1496Full Sturgeon Moon 2022Phase: Full Sturgeon Moon 11August 2022
Illumination: 100%
Moon Age: 15.26 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 368,281.14 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,576,156.31 km

Almanac Data:

Phase: Full Sturgeon Moon 11 August 2022

Illumination: 100%

Moon Age: 15.26 days

Moon Angle: 0.54

Moon Distance: 368,281.14 km

Sun Angle: 0.53

Sun Distance: 151,576,156.31 km

Full Sturgeon Moon 11 August 2022

Full Sturgeon Moon 11 August 2022 DSCN1492Full Sturgeon Moon 11 August 2022Phase: Full Sturgeon Moon 11 August 2022
Illumination: 100%
Moon Age: 15.26 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 368,281.14 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,576,156.31 km

 

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