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What is a buck Moon 2021?

The full Moon will rise in the skies on July 23. This month's Full Moon comes with a little bonus. On July 23-24, the Full Buck Moon will illuminate the summer skies while commemorating buck deer growing out fresh new, velvety antlers. InverseFull Buck Moon 2021: How to see summer's gorgeous first full Moon

What is a Thunder Moon?

According to NASA, the July full moon is often called the Thunder Moon or Buck Moon. It gets its nickname from the increase in thunderstorms this time of year. The next full moon will be August 22. WKBN.comThunder Moon will shine bright tonight

What does Moon in Aquarius mean?

The sign Aquarius is associated with sociability, which makes the full Moon an opportune time to reach out to pals that you haven't spoken to in a while. Send a message that shows that you're thinking of them. ... Aquarius is the sign of innovation, which means that it rules technological advances. oprahdaily.comWhat July's Full Buck Moon in Aquarius Means For You

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Buck Moon will peak this evening as our lunar satellite appears full and bright in the night sky

Daily Mail 25 July, 2021 - 07:00pm

By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline and Stacy Liberatore For

The July full moon, also known as a 'Buck Moon' as it is when antlers begin to appear on buck deer, will reach its peak this evening, appearing 'full and bright' in the sky.

The full moon of each month has multiple names, often dating back to native American tribes or European tradition and linked to something in nature.

July's full moon is also known as the Thunder Moon because of the frequency of early summer thunderstorms, or the Hay Moon for haymaking in June and July. 

It will reach its peak at 03:36 BST in the early hours of Saturday morning but will appear full and bright from sunset to sunrise.

The July full moon, also known as a 'Buck Moon' as it is when antlers begin to appear on buck deer, will reach its peak this evening, appearing 'full and bright' in the sky



This is the second full moon of the summer, rising over the sky at 21:15 BST, about 15 minutes after sunset, then setting again at 04:59 BST.

It is sometimes called the Thunder Moon because much of North America is set to experience heat lighting due to warmer temperatures.

The UK will be no different this weekend, with thunderstorms spreading north across southwest England and into south Wales overnight, the Met Office said.

There will then be heavy showers and thunderstorms throughout the south on Saturday, with the rain continuing into Sunday. 

In Europe, this moon has traditionally been referred to as a 'Hay moon' - in a nod to the haymaking of June and July - and occasionally as a 'Mead' or 'Rose' moon, although such names are also known to be given to the previous full moon as well.

For adherents of Hinduism, it is known as the 'Guru full moon', and coincides with the tradition of Guru Purnima — a time in which one both clears the mind and honours gurus and spiritual masters.

In Theravada Buddhism, the Buck Moon signifies the arrival of 'Dharma Day' — or Asalha Puja — an important festival that celebrates Buddha's first sermon following his enlightenment.

If possible, the best time to view the full moon is when it is close to the horizon, due to an optical illusion that makes it appear bigger due to its relative size compared to buildings, trees and other objects in the foreground.

Astronomers advise photographers to download apps and maps to track the progress of the moon across the sky, in order to make sightings easier.

Chris Grimmer, an astrophotographer for Wex, said 'The best time to photograph the Moon is at it rises. When the Moon is low on the horizon the atmosphere makes it appear even larger and often with an orange/red hue.'

'This also allows you to capture the Moon with objects in the foreground, allowing you to obtain some very striking photos.'  

This is the second full moon of the summer, rising over the sky at 21:15 BST, about 15 minutes after sunset, then setting again at 04:59 BST

In Europe, this moon has traditionally been referred to as a 'Hay moon' - in a nod to the haymaking of June and July - and occasionally as a 'Mead' or 'Rose' moon, although such names are also known to be given to the previous full moon as well

Full moons occur at least once per month, and in many cultures throughout history have been used to tell the passage of time.

According to the Royal Observatory Greenwich: 'A full Moon happens roughly every 29.5 days. This is the length of time it takes for the Moon to go through one whole lunar phase cycle.' 

'The Moon’s phases and the months of the year are inextricably linked - the word 'month' even takes its root from the word 'moon',' they wrote.

A month was originally defined to be either 29 or 30 days, roughly equal to the 29.5-day lunar cycle. However, some of our calendar months were later padded out with extra days, in order that 12 months would make up one complete 365-day solar year.

January: Wolf Moon because wolves were heard more often at this time.

February: Snow Moon to coincide with heavy snow.

March: Worm Moon as the Sun increasingly warmed the soil and earthworms became active.

April: Pink Moon as it heralded the appearance of Phlox subulata or moss pink – one of spring's first flowers.

May: Flower Moon because of the abundance of blossoms.

June: Strawberry Moon because it appeared when the strawberry harvest first took place.

July: Buck Moon as it arrived when a male deer's antlers were in full growth mode.

August: Sturgeon Moon after the large fish that was easily caught at this time.

September: Corn Moon because this was the time to harvest corn.

October: Hunter's Moon after the time to hunt in preparation for winter.

November: Beaver Moon because it was the time to set up beaver traps.

December: Cold Moon because nights at this time of year were the longest.

Source: Old Farmer's Almanac   

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When you can see the Full 'Buck Moon' and how to take the perfect photo

Cambridgeshire Live 25 July, 2021 - 07:00pm

July's Full Moon 2021 is closing up, another summer night illuminated by the bright round orb up in the British skies.

This year's 'Buck Moon', as it is called, is not a supermoon like its predecessors in June and in spring. But this doesn't make it any less glorious, especially if the weather permits for unobstructed stargazing.

You don't have to be a pro to take a captivating lunar snap either: you just need to know the correct sets to use on your phone, and find an appropriate location.

Here's the time and date the Buck Moon will be at its fullest and brightest, photography tips, and the fascinating meaning behind its alternative names!

July's 'Buck Moon' is on Saturday, July 24 at 3.36am in the UK. The Moon be up in the sky until it sets about an hour and twenty minutes later - 4:54am for Cambridge.

If you don't happen to be awake in the early hours of the 24th worry not, as the Moon will appear perfectly round and bright both on Friday and Saturday night!

July is the period when male deer (bucks) begin to regrow their antlers, after shedding them in April/May.

Bucks shed and regrow their antlers in an annual cycle, growing a larger and more impressive pair as the years go by.

Almost all full Moon names have Native American origins - combined with European and other sources. They are the names that historically the entire lunar month used to have.

As with other months, the names Native Americans gave to July's full Moon are bluntly descriptive and vivid.

According to the The Old Farmer’s Almanac, these are some alternative names, including tribe and explanation:

Halfway Summer Moon (Anishinaabe)

Feather Moulting Moon (Cree)

Salmon Moon (Tlingit) (indicating when fish returned to the area and were ready to be harvested)

Berry Moon (Anishinaabe)

Moon When the Chokecherries are Ripe (Dakota)

Month of the Ripe Corn Moon (Cherokee)

Raspberry Moon (Algonquin, Ojibwe)

To take the perfect snap with your phone, you should make sure you are using the right settings for night-time photography.

Buck Moon rises over Oshawa harbour 25 July, 2021 - 07:00pm

July’s orange- or yellow-tinted full moon - known as a Buck Moon - arrived at 10:36 p.m. Friday night.

It’s called the Buck Moon because the antlers of male deer are in full-growth mode at this time.

Indigenous people of Canada have several other names for the phenomenon, including Berry Moon (Anishinabe), Feather Moulting Moon (Cree), Salmon Moon, (Tlingit) and Raspberry Moon (Algonquin, Ojibwe).

The full moon can be viewed in all its glory until tomorrow night.

Why is Moon red, orange tonight on July 23, 2021? Read what Full Buck Moon means & details

Republic World 23 July, 2021 - 09:03pm

Why is moon Red Tonight? NASA has revealed that Earthlings will be able to watch the annual 'Buck Moon' which will arrive on July 23, Friday during nighttime. Lunar enthusiasts and astronomers are therefore gearing up for the moon's arrival and have been informed that it can also be watched without devices like expensive cameras or telescopes. According to reports, the reddish-orange colour of the moon is due to the ongoing wildfires in parts of the United States like Oregon, California, and Canada's British Columbia.

As per NASA, the Maine Farmer's Almanac had first published Native American names for the full Moons in the 1930s. According to this almanac, as the full Moon in July, the Algonquin tribes had called this moon the Buck Moon. Usually during early summer, new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur, said NASA. The Algonquins also termed it as the Thunder Moon because of early Summer's frequent thunderstorms.

The Europeans on the other hand call it the 'Hay Moon' as farmers used to engage in haymaking around this time, each year. As for Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains, the name is Guru Full Moon, which is basically Guru Purnima that is celebrated for honouring gurus and spiritual masters. 

The reason for the orange appearance is due to the raging wildfires on earth in US and Canada. As a result of the smoke and haze due to these wildfires, the sun and moon have appeared red since the beginning of this week. Pictures of full moon shared by people already indicate what the Buck Moon will appear like. Here are some pictures:

Oh, seeing @WEATHERISHAPPEN posting all of the red sun pics from the wildfire haze reminds me to post my moon pics from last night.

Doot, Doot, Doot , Looking out my back door! #fullmoon

The #fullmoon is rising above the track @RaceCharlesTown

The Buck Moon can be witnessed on July 23 and July 24. It can be watched properly if the night skies are clear on both nights. The moon is expected to rise at 8 p.m. ET, and will be fully risen at 10:37 p.m. ET. Surprisingly, people will also be able to watch Jupiter and Saturn as both planets will appear to 'follow' the moon westward. People have been advised to look eastward when it rises and the moon will later move west over the course of the evening. 

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