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The full moon of August rises over Central Montana's Castle Mountains as a lone cow grazes in a field below.
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The August moon is know as the "Sturgeon Moon" by Native American tribes along the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain. Historically, sturgeon, were most plentiful and easily caught in August. But different tribes had different names for the moon including “Full Green Corn Moon,” the “Wheat Cut Moon,” “Moon When All Things Ripen” or the “Blueberry Moon.”
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The full moon of August rises over Central Montana's Castle Mountains as a lone cow grazes in a field below. <br />
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The August moon is know as the "Sturgeon Moon" by Native American tribes along the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain. Historically, sturgeon, were most plentiful and easily caught in August. But different tribes had different names for the moon including “Full Green Corn Moon,” the “Wheat Cut Moon,” “Moon When All Things Ripen” or the “Blueberry Moon.”