August 2019 Full Moon Tonight

Full Moon

There is a Full Moon tonight on Thursday, August 15, 2019 that will have a 99.9% illumination.

August 2019 Full Moon Time Tonight

Skywatchers will be able to see tonight’s Full Moon beginning with a moonrise over the Atlantic Ocean on Florida’s east coast around 8:27 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (with a few minutes deviation depending on your exact location.)

The moonset will occur around 6:49 a.m. on the following morning.

Full Moon Effects

For those planning a stroll along the beach to watch the Full Moon, tonight’s Full Moon will cause a 3.98 foot high tide that will occur around 8:48 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, with a few minutes of variation depending on your exact location.

Why is an August Full Moon called a Sturgeon Moon?

These moon names are associated with seasonal occurrences that happen in August.

Native American tribes that fished for sturgeon in the U.S. Great Lakes gave the August full moon this name.