The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this
Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of
water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the
Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry
haze. This is the month when
summer kisses the moon most tender and we most often see a blush-colored or
reddish hued moon.