With the northern hemisphere in the peak of summer, fish populations are at their highest points.

This makes it easier for Native American tribes, who named the Moon, to catch the fish.

Amy Nieskens, of the Old Farmer’s Almanac guide to nature, said: “August’s Full Moon is known as the Sturgeon Moon because Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon in the Great Lakes and in Lake Champlain were most readily caught during the Full Moon.”

The Royal Observatory Greenwich added: “North American fishing tribes called August’s Full Moon the Sturgeon Moon since the species appeared in number this month.

source: express.co.uk

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