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Sturgeon Moon

August’s full moon is called the “sturgeon moon,” because the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during that part of summer.

It reached peak illumination at 9:36 last night. The day before, Jonathan Prager took this gorgeous photo.

(Photo/Jonathan Prager)

Last night, Westporters were out in droves to document the moon. Ted Horowitz shot this with his iPhone:

(Photo/Copyright Ted Horowitz)

Taking another view, Patrick Kennedy describes this shot as “the full moon, guarded by our Minute Man”:

(Photo/Patrick Kennedy)

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