August Full Moon is Highlight of Bitterroot Night Skies
Depending on cloud cover, the moon tonight, August 17, might look like our photo, but it won't be full. The actual full moon happens at about 5:30 Thursday morning, August 18.
You probably won't be able to tell the difference, so enjoy the sight. We know that the waxing moon last week wiped out viewing of some of the Perseid meteor shower, but that's the chance you take when viewing the night sky events. The bright dots of Jupiter, Mars and Saturn are up there, too.
By the way, this month's full moon is known by many at the Sturgeon Moon, while others call it the Grain Moon. Harvest Moon is next month.