This month’s full moon, which rises on Tuesday (Aug. 20), is not just a Blue Moon — it’s also the Full Sturgeon Moon, the Full Red Moon, the Green Corn Moon and the Grain Moon.Tomorrow’s full moon qualifies as a Blue Moon because it’s the third full moon in a season with four (most seasons have only three). Historically, there have been two different definitions of a Blue Moon.Technically, a Blue Moon is the third full moon in a four-full-moon season. The annual August full moon has come to be known as the Full Sturgeon Moon, because the large fish called sturgeon can most easily be caught at this time of year. The name came from tribes who caught this fish in bodies of water such as the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain. Another name for this month’s full moon is the Full Red Moon, because the weather and atmospheric conditions during this season can often make the moon look reddish when it rises through a haze. And finally, because crops grow tall at this time of year, this month’s moon is sometimes called the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon…. After Tuesday’s event, the next Blue Moon isn’t set to occur until 2015.
In addition to a free movie and music, vendors will include Brooklyn Star (chicken and waffle cones, tofu and waffle cones), OddFellows (ice cream) and Brooklyn Brewery.