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The Month of August

August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and is named after Augustus Caesar. more

2018 Cosmic Calendar

List of cosmic events in 2018 including supermoons, solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers, solstices, and equinoxes. more

Full Moon Names

Full Moons had given names in many ancient cultures. The Full Moon names we use today often reflect nature like Harvest Moon. more

August: Sturgeon Moon

The Full Moon in August is named after the lake sturgeon. Other names for this Full Moon include Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Fruit Moon, and Barley Moon. more

12 Months of the Year

The 12 months of the year are linked to the Moon's orbit around Earth. Why are there 12 months? What do the month names mean? more

Perseid Meteor Shower

The 2018 Perseid meteor shower will peak on Aug 12 and 13. A New Moon creates dark skies and excellent conditions to see the shooting stars. more

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