The Moon, The Stars, and The Lighthouse

Lacey Hagler
Posted by Lacey Hagler
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On August 25th, 2018, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse will be hosting a moonrise tour to view the full moon from the top of the lighthouse.

On this day, the moon will be in “Waxing Gibbous” phase, meaning it is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a full moon, with the complete full moon actually happening at 7:56 am the next morning.  However, the moon will be high in the eastern sky around sunset, and will be 99% illuminated, providing for an all-around picturesque view.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the August full moon is called the Sturgeon Moon because sturgeon (a type of northern fish) are more easily caught in August during this moon. Hopefully, in true South Florida style, the stars will align and lucky fisherman will be calling this the “Wahoo Moon” if it proves abundant this year. Follow us on Facebook for the weekend fishing report!

The Jupiter Lighthouse is located at 500 Captain Armours Way in Jupiter, Florida, tour time is about 75 minutes, and the cost is $25 per person or $20 for Lighthouse Members. Tickets are required, which can be purchased by calling 561-747-8380 x101. 

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