August: Peace Moon

August 09 is National Women’s Day.

Our nation has an unacceptably high level of gender-based violence and, in fact, of violence in general.

Women’s Day commemorates 1956 August 09 when 20,000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against legislation intended to increase the government’s control over the movement of black women in urban areas.

The second Full Moon in August is the Dusty Moon.


Date of Peace Moon (2020–2050)

2020 Aug 03, 18:06
2021 Aug 22, 14:06
2022 Aug 12, 03:36
2023 Aug 01, 20:30
2024 Aug 19, 20:24
2025 Aug 09, 09:48
2026 Aug 28, 06:18
2027 Aug 17, 09:30
2028 Aug 05, 10:12
2029 Aug 24, 03:54
2030 Aug 13, 12:48
2031 Aug 03, 03:48
2032 Aug 21, 03:48
2033 Aug 10, 20:06
2034 Aug 29, 18:48
2035 Aug 19, 03:00

2036 Aug 07, 04:48
2037 Aug 25, 21:12
2038 Aug 14, 01:00
2039 Aug 04, 12:00
2040 Aug 22, 11:12
2041 Aug 12, 04:06
2042 Aug 01, 19:30
2043 Aug 20, 17:00
2044 Aug 08, 23:12
2045 Aug 27, 16:12
2046 Aug 16, 16:54
2047 Aug 05, 22:42
2048 Aug 23, 20:12
2049 Aug 13, 11:24
2050 Aug 03, 04:18


During August, we also celebrate International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (Aug 09).


Further reading

https://www.gov.za/womens-day

https://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action/16-days-of-activism

https://ewn.co.za/2020/08/07/opinion-what-are-we-really-celebrating-this-women-s-day



Heritage Full Moons in South Africa

MonthFirst Full MoonSecond Full Moon
JanuaryMantis MoonLeopard Moon
FebruaryDassie Moon——
MarchHarvest MoonOchre Moon
AprilDiamond MoonGold Moon
MayFrost MoonFire Moon
JuneSisters MoonHoney Moon
JulyMeerkat MoonProtea Moon
AugustPeace MoonDusty Moon
SeptemberSpring MoonBlue Crane Moon
OctoberWhale MoonElephant Moon
NovemberMilk MoonWool Moon
DecemberSpringbok MoonEland Moon

Protecting South Africa’s astronomical heritage