Sturgeon Full Moon at Mount Hope Farm

About thirty people had a chance to get a brief glimpse of the Sturgeon Full Moon as it rose in a cloudy sky above North Tiverton, RI, on August 16, 2019. The term is said to most likely derive from both colonists and Algonquin-speaking tribes in northeastern North America. Click here for a seven-minute video of the event.


(Above) Organizer Ray Payson, President of the Bristol Land Conservation Trust, welcomed the crowd who showed up for the event at Mount Hope Farm in Bristol, RI.


Viewers walked from the parking lot next to the barn down the road to the cabin that overlooks Mount Hope Bay to wait for the moon rise that was to take place after 8:40 p.m. that evening.


The Mount Hope Bridge was plainly visible across the Bay. The moon made it’s first appearance a little before 9:00 p.m. through a cloud-covered sky before disappearing again.

Click here for a seven-minute video of the event.