This Sunday look for the Full Sturgeon Supermoon

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This Sunday, August 10, the full Moon will appear as much as 14% closer and 30% brighter than other full Moons of the year.

Why? The August full Moon falls on the same day as perigee.

It is known as the Full Sturgeon Moon of August. 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. – Farmer’s Almanac

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“Water is a living thing that provides for us – physically and spiritually. – Jessica Koski, mining technical assistant for the Keweenaw Bay Tribe, Upper Peninsula, Michigan
[It’s more than just water at stake]

– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

After all, aren’t clouds just recycled water?

Kenya: Trees clouds landscape
Kenya: Trees clouds landscape
Tanzania:  Zanzibar, Indian Ocean and cumulus cloud, sunset
Tanzania: Zanzibar, Indian Ocean and cumulus cloud, sunset
California: Yosemite National Park, Half Dome at sunset
California: Yosemite National Park, Half Dome at sunset
Tanzania:  Zanzibar, Indian Ocean and local fishing boat
Tanzania: Zanzibar, Indian Ocean and local fishing boat

What’s the WATER CYCLE?

– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

California, Sacramento River Basin, Central Valley, sunrise over the Buttes-the smallest mountain range in the world
USA: California, Sacramento River Basin, Central Valley, sunrise over the Buttes-the smallest mountain range in the world

Last month’s NWNL SPOTLIGHT on the California Drought documented the state’s inland Central Valley. Usually, the Sierra Nevadas’ runoff supplies water to the Sacramento River Basin’s rice fields, walnut orchards and migratory waterfowl havens around
the Buttes. However California’s 3-year drought has drastically
reduced this water supply, so critical for agricultural and
ecosystem needs throughout the Central Valley and in the
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Photo by Barbara Folger, NWNL Project Coordinator