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We are going to meet the next full moon which is called Sturgeon Moon. The full moon will happen on Thursday morning, August 15, 2019.
The Moon will appear full for about three days centered around this time, from Tuesday night through Friday morning.
The Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon, the Green Corn Moon, the Raksha Bandhan full Moon, the Nikini Poya, and the Ghost Festival Moon.
The time of the moon is at 8:29 AM EDT. According to NASA “The Maine Farmer’s Almanac first published “Indian” names for the full Moons in the 1930’s. According to this almanac, as the full Moon in August and the second full Moon of Summer, the Algonquin tribes in what is now the Eastern USA called this the Sturgeon Moon after the large fish that were more easily caught this time of year in the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water. This Moon was also called the Green Corn Moon”.
Every full Moon is a holiday in Sri Lanka. This full Moon corresponds with the Nikini Poya holiday, commemorating the first Buddhist council.
Sturgeon Moon is associated with the Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan, celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters.
One of the traditions is for sisters of all ages to tie a rakhi (a cotton bracelet) around their brother’s wrist, receiving a gift from the brother in back, as a sign of the continuing bond between them. The term “Raksha Bandhan” translates into “the bond of protection, obligation, or care.”
NASA mentions [Every full Moon is a holiday in Sri Lanka. This full Moon corresponds with the Nikini Poya holiday, commemorating the first Buddhist council, which occurred about 2,400 years ago, sometime around 400 BCE].
Source: Text; NASA
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