THE next full moon is called a Buck Moon – and it’s going to be visible this week.
The moon, also known as Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, and Mead Moon, will be visible this Friday, July 23.
According to Nasa, the full moon will appear opposite the sun at 10.37pm ET for the Americas.
“The Moon will appear full for about three days around the peak of the full Moon, from Thursday evening through Sunday morning,” scientists said.
Follow along with our Buck Moon live blog below…
WHY IS IT CALLED A ‘FULL THUNDER MOON’?
Farmers also experienced summer thunderstorms.
As a result, the July full moon also gained the name Full Thunder Moon.
WHERE DOES THE NAME ‘FULL HAY MOON’ COME FROM?
During the July summers, farmers also spent time cutting hay to set aside for winter.
That is where the name Full Hay Moon comes from, according to Farmers’ Almanac.
WHY IS IT CALLED A FULL BUCK MOON?
According to the Farmers’ Almanac, July’s full moon is called a Buck Moon.
This is because as summer sets in, male deer grow their antlers to their full size.
As farmers saw the deers’ antlers highlighted against the summer horizon, the full moon received its nickname.
WHAT ARE THE MOON’S DIFFERENT NAMES?
This type of full moon has several different names, according to the Famers’ Almanac.
- Full Buck Moon
- Full Hay Moon
- Full Thunder Moon
METEOROLOGISTS PROMOTE BUCK MOON
MOON SEEN IN NEW YORK CITY
The moon was visible in New York City on July 20.
MOON WILL SHIFT AWAY FROM SATURN BY SUNDAY
“By Saturday evening, July 24, 2021, the Moon will have shifted such that Saturn will appear about 7 degrees above the full Moon, rising in the east-southeast as evening twilight ends,” NASA said.
“The Moon will appear to shift away from Saturn as Saturday night progresses into the morning of Sunday, July 25.”
MOON WILL MOVE TOWARDS SATURN
“Friday night into Saturday morning, July 23 to 24, 2021, the full Moon will shift toward the planet Saturn such that Saturn will appear about 8 degrees above the Moon in the southwest by the time morning twilight begins,” according to NASA.
FULL MOON WILL START FRIDAY NIGHT
“The next full Moon will be Friday night, July 23, 2021, at 10:37 p.m. EDT,” according to NASA.
“The Moon will appear full for about 3 days around this time, from Thursday night through Sunday morning.”
JULY’S FULL MOON CALLED BUCK MOON
July’s full moon is called a Buck Moon because it shows at the time of year when deer regrow their antlers.
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