Full Moon in August 2022

Written by Apple Updated Dec. 23, 2022

The full moon in August occurs on Friday, August 12, 2022. It is called “Sturgeon Moon”. The full moon will rise at 09:36 p.m. (Beijing Time) on August 12 (02:36 a.m. GMT). It will be visible for a duration of about 7 hours.

Full Moon August 2022
Full Moon August 2022

When to See the Full Moon in August 2022

August’s full moon occurs on Friday, August 12, 2022. It is approximately 357,000 km (222,000 miles) from Earth at 02:36 a.m. GMT in Aquarius.

August’s full moon will rise after dusk. It will peak when reaches its highest point in the sky at Aquarius around midnight and set around sunrise the next morning, being visible for a duration of about 8 hours.

The best time to see the full moon in China is at about 09:00 p.m., at 9:36 p.m. EDT, in the US, and at 02:36 a.m. in the UK.

Why Is It Called the Sturgeon Moon?

Traditionally, the full moon's name derives from Native American colonial and European cultures.

The Sturgeon Moon is the eighth full moon of the year. The name “sturgeon” derives from America’s largest freshwater fish, the sturgeon.

Legend has it that, August's full moon is known as the sturgeon moon because the sturgeon from the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain is the easiest to catch during the day of the full moon in August.

Astrological Meanings of the Full Moon in Aquarius August 2022

August 2022’s full moon in the sign of Aquarius has astrological meanings of idealism, intelligence, creativity, and being highly progressive.

Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the zodiac. It is a winter constellation in the Northern Hemisphere between Pisces and Capricornus.

The full moon in Aquarius occurs two days after Uranus retrograde, and this full moon is also positioned by Saturn. The Full Moon in Aquarius indicates that this is something that is likely to have a big impact on your future.

The Effects of the August's Full Moon on the Astrological Signs

This August’s full moon occurs in Aquarius. Aquarius is a water sign and is compatible with the air signs, such as Gemini and Libra as well as the fire signs including Aries, Leo, Scorpio, and Sagittarius, so August's full moon in Aquarius should favor those signs. 

Cultural and Religious Representation

The Moon has influenced human culture for thousands of years, and the full moon and new moon phases in particular. Festivals in many countries are related to the full moon phase, including Mid-Autumn Festival and Lantern Festival in China, Easter in the United States, and Navaratri in India.

In the past, it was believed that the moon caused many forms of mental illness and even could cause disasters. Many people believe that the moon is related to life phenomena. Many plausible claims are found in folklore, religion, astrology, literature and art, and modern film and television media.

When Is the Next Full Moon Day

The next full moon will occur on September 10, 2022, during the Mid-Autumn Festival. It will be the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox. It is also called the Harvest Moon because the full moon occurs at this time of the year the harvest time.

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