The reflection of the moon's light off of the surface of a body of water such as a river or lake or ocean. The reflected light appears as a path leading to the moon across the water's surface. While originally used to describe the reflection of the August moon it has developed to describe the moon's reflection in any month.
The word "Sturges" is derived from the name "Full Sturgeon Moon" which is the name given to the August full moon by fishing tribes fishing for Sturgeon. Sturgeon, a large fish, were caught most readily in the month of August in the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water. It is while fishing in summer that the Sturges was commonly viewed and aptly named.
The sturges looks so beautiful this evening glistening across the ocean's calm surface.
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