Full Sturgeon Moon 2021: the August Full Moon

Mark your calendars for the Full Sturgeon Moon 2021, the full moon that occurs in August.

Picture of the Full Sturgeon Moon 2021, the August Full Moon

Why the August Full Moon is called the Full Sturgeon Moon

The August Full Moon’s name was probably not your first guess. Inspired by nature, sturgeon are caught in high numbers in North America’s Great Lakes, giving the August Full Moon its nickname.

When is the Full Sturgeon Moon in 2021?

Mark your calendars for the August 2021 Full Moon. The 2021 Full Sturgeon Moon will be on Sunday, August 22, 2021 08:02 EST based on the data provided by NASA.

Related: Full Moon Calendar for 2021

Future August Full Moons for 2021 to 2025

Here is a list of the next six August Full Moons for 2021 to 2025. In August 2023 there will also be a blue moon with a second full moon happening at the end of the month on August 30th.

Depending on where you are located sometimes the blue moons will occur in one timezone but not in another. Or possibly shift months.

YearDay of the weekFuture August Full Moons
2021SundayAugust 22, 2021 08:02 EST
2022ThursdayAugust 11, 2022 21:36 EST
2023TuesdayAugust 1, 2023 14:31 EST
2023WednesdayAugust 30, 2023 (Blue!)
2024MondayAugust 19, 2024 14:26 EST
2025SaturdayAugust 9, 2025 03:55 EST

Past August Full Moons 2015 to 2020

And here is a list of the five August full moons that occurred from 2015 to 2020.

Depending on where you are located sometimes the full moon will shift dates between timezones.

YearDay of the weekPast August Full Moons
2015SaturdayAugust 29, 2015 14:35 EST
2016ThursdayAugust 18, 2016 05:27 EST
2017MondayAugust 7, 2017 14:11 EST
2018SundayAugust 26, 2018 07:56 EST
2019ThursdayAugust 15, 2019 08:29 EST
2020MondayAugust 3, 2020 11:59 EST

Additional Full Moon Calendars

And if you’re looking for when the full moon occurs for the rest of the year, check out these future full moon calendars.