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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

2017 / 2018 Cosmic Calendar

List of cosmic events in 2017 an 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

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

Find out what months have to do with the Moon, why there are 12 months, and what the month names mean. more

Perseid Meteor Shower

The 2017 Perseid meteor shower will peak on Aug 12 and 13. A waning gibbous Moon may make it harder for observers to see the celestial fireballs. more

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